There is something extraordinary about the morning time. Those who have learned to embrace it will tell you of the singular beauty that lies in this window of time. Each morning God still says, “Let there be light”. In response, the flowers open their petals and the birds begin to sing as the dewdrops fade to the warmth of the rising sun.

One healthy choice we can make today, right now, is to commit our lives to God at the beginning of each day. When we stay up late we are less likely to be able to (or want to) get up with enough time to connect with God.

“And Abraham went early in the morning to the place where he had stood before the Lord.” (Genesis 19:27)

“But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble.”
(Psalm 59:16)

“Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”
(Mark 1:35)

Here we see Abraham, David, and Jesus getting up early and connecting with God. Will you consider making the same powerfully positive choice? Recall the original days of Genesis 1: “So the evening and the morning were the fourth day” (verse 19). Note that the day begins at sundown. What if you began your days “the night before”? Wouldn’t you be more organized, more prepared, more rested?

If you aren’t currently getting up early, start small by getting up 15 minutes earlier, and have a short devotional time. This will energize and empower your day. God will bless you in your efforts to connect with Him and improve your life!

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.”
(Psalm 5:3)