It’s quiet in this house in the wee hours of the morning.
I can faintly hear the crickets chirping outside. Other than that, it’s beautiful silence.
I’m up before the sun.
I love these precious hours of quiet before the day becomes filled with the tempo of on-the-go and the beat of busy.
They refresh this soul of mine.
Psalm 5:3 reads, “In the morning, O Eternal One, listen for my voice; in the day’s first light, I will offer my prayer to You and watch expectantly for your answer.”
Me, my coffee, and time with the One who designed this day.
I write. I pray. I read.
I ready myself for the day ahead.
There are mornings that aren’t quite this peaceful, however. When these hours are filled with tasks, laundry, office work. I find those days aren’t quite as refreshing.
Sure, I get the stuff done that’s on my list, but it’s probably not the most important stuff I could have been doing during those hours.
And I find, those days aren’t quite the same as the hours unfold, and as the day progresses. And I learn this important lesson once again.
Life gets busy, I know. Sometimes it seems there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
Despite that, I pray you make time in your day for quiet. When you are able to listen to “that still small voice.” When you draw away from the world to refresh your soul. When you spend time with the only One who can equip you, prepare you, and provide for you.
There’s nothing like it.
May you be prompted today to do so. Early in the morning, at nap time, at lunch, on your break, at bedtime.
I know from experience, the day will pull you in other directions, but fight for this time. Protect this time. Treat it like an appointment in your datebook.
It’s the most important appointment of your day. And mine.
God bless you, especially today, my friend! May your day be a beautiful reflection of the One who created it!
Linking up with Holly Barrett for Testimony Tuesday. Visit her place for more encouragement for your day!