Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Giving God the morning

Let us give the Lord the bud of the day, its virgin beauty, its unsullied purity. Say what you will about the evening, and there are many points about it which make it an admirable season for devotion, yet the morning is the choice time. Is it not a queenly hour? See how it is adorned with diamonds more pure than those which flash in the crowns of eastern potentates. The old proverb declares that they who would be rich must rise early; surely those who would be rich towards God must do so. No dews fall in the middle of the day, and it is hard to keep up the dew and freshness of one’s spirit in the worry, and care, and turmoil of midday; but in the morning the dew should fail upon our fleece till it is filled therewith; and it is well to wring it out before the Lord, and give him our morning’s vigor, our morning’s freshness and unction.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Morning And Evening Songs." Image by Ernst Vikne on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen! Earlier to bed and early to rise, will make one healthy in mind, body and spirit; wealthy in their walk with God (and sharing that wealth with others who may be limping); and wise with the wisdom that is from above.
God help us to discipline ourselves to such a blessed schedule, and thus, enjoy the fruits God open-handedly offers us!
Joel Caplan