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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Quiet Time: Morning Person

Morning Person

In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch. - Psalm 5:3

I am a morning person if ever there was one.

Back in the day when I was still a gigging musician/vocalist, I could always tell when we were nearing the midnight hour. Not because the party kicked up a notch (although it usually did). Not because the band was finally locking in the groove (although it actually was). And, certainly not because more people were inebriated and felt more inclined to dance than at the start of the party (although, they truly were). No, the reason I knew it was close to midnight was the fact that my energy level would dive south after 11PM. The truth is, I was probably the worst musician you could get for a late night show because I simply ran out of gas by 1 AM!

Now, of course, I'm just being funny, but frankly, I can't think of a time when I didn't begin my day before 6AM. 

For me, it's been a good thing. For example, today, I was up and working on music (praise and worship music; Big Daddy Weave's song titled "Overwhelmed") by 4:30AM. Turns out that I'm in good company. Apparently the Psalmists thought the early morning was the right time to worship too.

Whether praying or praising or reading the Word, mornings are a great time to get it going. 

Try going to bed an hour earlier tonight and getting up an hour earlier tomorrow morning. Then, spend some time with the Savior and see if it doesn't make a tremendous difference in your day.