MEET GOD EARLY
Moses “…got up early the next morning and built an altar…” (Exodus 24:4) Job, “…Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering…” (Job 1:5) David would “awaken the dawn” (Psalm 57:8) The heroes of Scripture were early at the task of seeking God. Why do you suppose that was the case? For one thing, the early hours are less crowded with the demands of others on our time. Whether we meet God early or late, solitude is the key to an effective prayer time. There are definitely times for public or group prayer, but the daily devotional should be a time of peaceful solitude as often as possible.
George MacDonald said, “One who walks with God will tell you plainly, God does not ordinarily shout to make Himself heard.” Hearing from God, therefore, usually requires our undivided attention. The earlier you start, the fewer distractions you will face. Try getting up earlier tomorrow to seek God and you will notice a positive difference!
🔹 AS PART OF OUR SPIRITUAL “RE-SET” IN JANUARY, I AM CHALLENGING OUR CONGREGATION TO READ THE ENTIRE NEW TESTAMENT THIS MONTH! IT REQUIRES ABOUT 8-9 CHAPTERS PER DAY, BUT YOU CAN DO IT – WE WILL DO IT TOGETHER!
I SUGGEST YOU DIVIDE YOUR READINGS INTO MORNING AND EVENING. THAT WAY YOU WILL KEEP UP. IF YOU FALL BEHIND GET CAUGHT UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
♦️Day 4: Matthew 24 – 28