I will seek you early in the morning!

Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake EARLY. Psalm 57:8

O God, you are my God; EARLY will I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is… Psalm 63:1

Awake, harp and lyre: I myself will awake EARLY. Psalm 108:2

With my soul have I desired you in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek you EARLY: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Isaiah 26:9

This post is addressed mostly to the new, younger generation of disciples. Many of you are accustomed to staying up late, often doing “stuff” which you admit doesn’t help you to fulfill Jesus’ calling, and then you roll out of bed late, with little time to seek the LORD at the beginning of the day.

David didn’t do that, he got up early to seek God. The LORD Jesus didn’t do that either, he got up early and went out to be alone with His Father. In fact, every disciple who has made a difference, and overcome, in the last 2000 years, has done this same thing, walking in Jesus footsteps.

The revivalists of the seventeen and eighteen hundreds come to mind: Whitefield, Wesley, Finney, Spurgeon, et al, all made it a practice to go to bed as early as possible so as to get up as early as possible to wait on God and pray. The Wesleys were often preaching to large crowds in London’s Hyde Park at 6am, in all kinds of weather, rain and cold. Talk about “seizing the day“!

Straight away after i was born again i just knew intuitively that seeking God early in the morning was what He desires. Then, when i read that the revivalists did that, it confirmed it, and i’ve been doing it ever since. At first i used an alarm clock. Then it became unnecessary as God would awaken me early, calling me to meet with Him.

The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: HE AWAKENS morning by morning, he awakens my ear to hear as the learned. Isaiah 50:4

Luther said something like this: “If I don’t pray at least three hours per day then satan will get an advantage over me”. You may not be in such a titanic spiritual struggle as Luther was thrust into, and we don’t want to make up any extra-Biblical laws, yet, let’s glean what truth is conveyed in this statement.

Perhaps satan has taken far more ground and advantage over many disciples than they realize, rendering them prayer-less and hence powerless?

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