Time to Wake Up

In Practical Christian Living, Wholesome Health by Dr. Michelle ZarrilloLeave a Comment


It is with some fear that I write this article. I am a morning person. I wake up. I wake up early. It is not a struggle for me. Although I may get some opportunity to practice what I preach after writing this article. Ugh!

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying: “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Franklin is also quoted: “The early morning has gold in its mouth.”

If a day had 30 hours, I would find 35 hours’ worth of activities to do. Mornings, before the world is awake, is found time. There are no traffic issues, early. You can get in and out of Walmart in less than 10 minutes. Time spent early in the day is exponential in productivity.

Any success that I have achieved by diligence has occurred because of use of morning time. If I had good grades, I studied in the mornings. If I achieved a fitness goal, I exercised in the morning. If I have success in my devotions, I have morning time. If I pray for anyone else other than myself, it is in the morning.
 
Mornings are quiet times. There are no outside sounds. A car passing by is noticed. There are no background sounds.

It is peaceful.
 
Mornings are beautiful. Even a bleak day is welcomed by the sunrise. For some unknown reason, the weather seems to hold and give a beautiful morning.
 
If you are a night owl, and you function best at that time, so be it. But, if you are not getting up due to laziness or slothfulness, consider mornings.

“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.”Psalm 143:8
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”Lamentations 3:22-23
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD;
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”Psalm 5:3
“For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”Psalm 30:5
“My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning:
I say, more than they that watch for the morning.”Psalm 130:6

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