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
There is a special time, before the sun rises, when the earth seems to be perfectly still. If you are an early riser, you kmow this time of solitude. It is the quietest time of the day.
This is a purposeful time of morning. We have to get out of the bed ‘on purpose’ and intentionally experience this quiet time. This is the same time that we wake up ‘too early’ and make the decision to go back to sleep. The bed never feels better than it does during this early time.
Jesus valued this special time. He got up early, long before the daytime. His disciples were likely still asleep. The crowds that usually pursued Him were probably still asleep. Before the noise of the day, He got up with the intention of spending quiet time with God.
Those mornings, when He wakes us up earlier than usual, let’s remember to rise up and enjoy the quiet time with God. Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day with quiet time.
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Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee