Creative Spiritual Insights:Early Birds

 

There’s no doubt that it takes motivation and discipline to be first up and at’em each day but the saying is true, right? Doesn’t the early bird always get the worm? Even though I can be a late night owl, one cannot dismiss the quiet, peaceful and fruitfulness of an early morning time with God.

 

The work of our lives tend to dictate when and how much “quiet time” we have but making the effort and sacrifice to get up a little earlier and take some time with God always pays off.

 

This is not something undone on Jesus. The scriptures tell us he “often” went on a mountainside to pray. It was also his practice to withdraw from the crowds to catch a few glorious moments with His Father. ( Matthew 14:23,  Mark 6:46, Luke 6:12, Mark 1:35)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you more of a late night owl or an early morning bird?

How can you adjust your sleeping habits to get some time with God in the morning?

How often do you have “quiet time” with God?

What does your morning routine consist of?

How has some quiet time with God shaped your life in the past?

How is your practice of Sabbath and rest?

Do you feel more or less “rushed” in your life? How could some quiet time with God help?

 

 

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Mark 1:35

 

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee… Psalm 63:1

 

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Psalm 8:17

 

As a follower of Christ we must set aside time regularly to develop our relationship with God. Just as we would take time to form other relationships, we must meet with God regularly. Pursing Him first and foremost each day is the best way to deepen our affection and friendship with God.

 

How can you change your routine to get some “morning time” with God?

Why do you think mornings with God would be important?

 

 

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