Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day, this gift from God, we are reminded of the importance of waking up early, spending time with our most important relationship, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...
If you are in this group, I know you are serious about living a life of purpose according to God's word and praising Him for opening your eyes to the truth, and knowing the importance of seeking our Lord first before anything else we do.
Before going any further.. please take 4 minutes and listen to this song to prepare your heart for the day and time with the Lord:
STOP IF YOU DIDN'T LISTEN... PROMISE ME YOU WILL STOP AND LISTEN!!!!
PREPARE YOUR heart and let this song calm any thoughts that take you away from our Lord.. ...and truly it all comes down to what the message of this song reminds us of... the most important time we can spend period is with our Lord and Savior.
We have many examples in the Bible of the importance of rising early and making our top priority the Lord and spending time with Him... Our most amazing example of all these scriptures below of giants in the Bible, is Mark 1:35... where Jesus arises early while still dark, leaving the house he was in and going to a secluded place to pray and spend time with the Father.
In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.
Here are more examples of Godly men and women who made this their top priority:
So Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on its top.
2 Chronicles 29:20
Then King Hezekiah arose early and assembled the princes of the city and went up to the house of the Lord.
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.”
He was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.”
Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. Then he arose early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.
Awake, my glory!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I rise before dawn and cry for help;
I wait for Your words.
satan loves to distract us doesn't he??? BE AWARE OF THE GREAT DECEIVER... HE CAN NOT STAND IT WHEN WE SPEND TIME WITH JESUS!! Remember, when Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for our sins... what did he do those 3 days before He resurrected? Whatever it is He did, it was so bad for satan that all we have to do is say Jesus and the enemy flees!!!
We have a shield of armor around us... that protects us from satans schemes... His job is to rob, steal and destroy our joy...
Let's armor up my friends... It all comes down to this...
Time with Jesus, get in His word ... hear from Him, make Him our top priority... we spend eternity with Him. We are not living for this world... our hearts are sent on eternity..
Carpe Eternity... Seize ETERNITY my friends. Only one life WILL SOON be past... ONLY WHATS DONE FOR CHRIST WILL LAST.
Now let's go out and live this.