The early bird catches the worm

“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.  My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.”  Psalm 119:147-148.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Psalm 119:81-176, 2 John, and 3 John.

I seem to regularly wake up in the middle of the night.  What to do?

I keep coming across verses, such as today’s, that supply suggestions.

Sometimes my awakening is from apprehension.  Something will need to be dealt with in the waking hours ahead.  Worry surrounds me.  Good time to “cry for help.”

Sometimes my awakening is less concerning but I am still awake.  What to do?  Good time to “meditate on His promises.”

I have learned many verses.  Running through as many as I can think of is a profitable time.

These early hours are a time of few distractions.  No phones ring and no chores need doing.  I am settled in one spot with time on my hands.  Great time to get connected to God in as many ways as possible.

A sometimes “bonus” to these early morning activities is that in the midst of connecting to God I fall back to sleep!

“Lord, I thank You for the opportunities to connect to You.  I want to start each day aligned to You.  I want every moment to be flooded with Your presence.  Teach me to display You appropriately wherever I am at.  I beg for Your Words today in every conversation.  Forgive me for wimping out when I should be speaking out.  Forgive me for speaking out when I should be listening.  I beg of You to help me get my life right with You so that I can be a Godly man in all seasons.”

Looking for free time?  How about when you wake up in the middle of the night?  Good time to connect to God.

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