Spending time alone with God is one way you can get to know Him and know that He is good! Seeking Him early each day will cause your day to be blessed and prosperous.
I remember, years ago, when I was a single mom and a business owner, never seeming to have the time to spend with the Lord. I was extremely busy, yet still wanted to get to know Him better. My bed felt too good in the morning to get up extra early, but if I waited until evening I would fall asleep or be so overwhelmed by the dayâ€™s activities I put off going to Him. I felt so burdened to spend time with Him and bemoaned the fact to Him often!
One day I heard the Lord clearly say â€œGet up at 4:30 in the morning!â€ My first thought was, â€œWHAT??? Youâ€™ve got to be kidding! I already get up so early! 4:30? Are You sure???â€ But, He bugged me about it and I determined to do as He said. When I struggled with it, I heard Him say, â€œIt only hurts when it is time to get up!â€ Wow. Isnâ€™t He good? Itâ€™s so true. When the alarm goes off it hurts, but once you are up it is no problem. After all these years of getting up early and spending time with Him, I cannot imagine starting my day any other way. (Since I sold my business, 4:30 is no longer when I get up, but I still spend my first time of the day with God.)
There is biblical precedence for doing this! Even Jesus spent time with the Lord in the wee morning hours:
Mark 1:35 Now, in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place and He prayed.
Ezekiel 12:8 And in the morning came the word of the Lord to me.
Psalm 5:3 My voice shall Thou hear in the morning, Oh Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up.
Psalm 63:1 God You are my God. Early I will seek You.
Psalm 88:13 In the morning my prayer comes before You.
Psalm 133:8 Cause me to hear Your loving kindness in the morning.
Luke 21:38 And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the temple, for to hear Him.
Even the Proverbs 31 woman knew to seek Him early: v 16: She rises while it is yet night and gets spiritual food for her household.
I encourage you to start your day off right by spending time with Him â€“ the rewards are great!
Keep the faith!!!