Those that Seek Me Early
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD...
, by Rebekah Robinson
B—e—e—p B—e—e—p B—e—e—p screeched the alarm clock. Oh, how loud it was, and what a rude awakening to such a sweet sleep! I quickly shut the annoying alarm clock off and then settled down a little more comfortably under the covers while I seriously thought about going back to sleep. The night seemed far too short, and the bed was awfully cozy. After all, it was still dark outside, but in the quiet stillness of the morning the last part of Proverbs 8:17 flashed into my mind, proclaiming: “Those that seek me early shall find me.” Then in my heart, I cried out: “Father, I want to find thee this morning.”
There is something about those quiet morning hours before the hustle and bustle of the day that is so special, when it is just my God and me. It is there upon my knees and in spending time in His word that I find strength for the day, strength to meet the trials and whatever else the day may hold. Just as God says:
“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:” - Isaiah 30:15
We all need some time alone with God each day. It is not enough to just have family worship, group prayers, or go to church. You cannot have an intimate relationship with God by those things alone. All these things help in our Christian walk, but it is not the same as a one-on-one relationship. You cannot pour out your heart to Him and share with Him your struggles, your sorrows, and your joys when you are not alone with God. You cannot find the strength you need for each trial if you do not spend some quiet moments alone with Him.
I know that many of us have very busy schedules, but that is all the more reason to seek God everyday on a personal level. We need to take the time, even if we have to reschedule our lives and leave something undone or get up earlier. It can be really difficult to do, if we don’t have our priorities straight, but if it is important to us, personal devotions will become a part of daily life. I find that when I neglect this time with God, the day is so hard to get through! When I do spend time with God, it’s a lot easier to be cheerful and sweet and to face the trials that come. I personally like early mornings because it is quiet, still, and so much easier to hear God speaking to my heart than at any other time. King David saw the value of spending early mornings with God, even in the busy life of a king:
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up” - Psalms 5:3
Maybe there are circumstances in your life that prevent you from seeking God in the early morning hours, but do not let circumstances control you. Put first things first and spend time with God to build a personal relationship with Him. This is vital to the Christian life.
God longs to spend that time with you each day, and He is waiting to give you peace and strength. May God not proclaim to us “and ye would not” (Isaiah 30:15)!
Will you join me in taking time each day with God, learning to put your confidence in him more and more? Those moments will be some of the most precious you will ever have. It is there you will find peace. It is there you will learn God’s will for you and find strength to perform it.
Rev.George 5 months ago - January 17, 2023 at 7:32 pm
I am an Anglican Priest. I advocate a lot for punctuality in our appointments with God and members of my Church are responding to my advocacy. To God be the glory.As I search through Google to get materials to substantiate my belief and strong asertion that God specially blesses His early seekers, I got this.
It is unequivocally very useful. God bless you.
Stephen 5 months ago - January 16, 2023 at 12:00 am
Fatima 11 months ago - June 28, 2022 at 9:32 am
Joseph kasyoka 1 year ago - May 3, 2022 at 4:02 am
It's good your doing good work
Rev. Fes. 1 year ago - April 12, 2022 at 3:04 pm
It's wonderful to know about this article, cos it bless my soul, the God of early morning search bless you all, , ,
Anne Brewitt 1 year ago - February 8, 2022 at 2:41 am
I just came across this by chance. I was in fact writing a little post for my Facebook, as I felt there are some who are very despondent feeling GOD is not hearing or answering their prayers at the moment. What came to mind was the verse "Obedience is better than Sacrifice" And that maybe part of their problems, is that so much of their time is taken up with other things and that they are missing out on that precious Quiet time, where they would not only be blessed with the fullness of GOD'S presence and joy, but also the answers to prayer they have been so desperate to hear. The apostle Paul talks about weights in our lives, no necessarily sins, but not beneficial either. These can distract us, where we end up up spending much time on fruitless things, when we could have spent that time in a more indepth our or two with our LORD. I am also speaking to myself here.You post has really blessed me, as I have been trying to find something positive to end my post on and this has given me good insight. God bless
Anne-Marie Francis-Mason 1 year ago - December 9, 2021 at 9:18 pm
I am blessed to have come across this site as I searched for scriptures about awaking and praying early in the morning. Truly inspirational, will continue to visit this site. Blessings!!
Abigale Bailey 2 years ago - October 14, 2021 at 4:06 pm
Was very helpful . Praise God!
Joel Pii 2 years ago - September 17, 2021 at 5:10 am
Your articles on morning prayers are great! I love and enjoy them. God's blessings!
John Daniel 2 years ago - September 10, 2021 at 3:19 pm
I need to know God more than I know him please help me thanks
Favour Taiwo 2 years ago - September 6, 2021 at 4:05 pm
I am encouraged u thought me that seeking God first each day is better than seeking life first... thank u.
Shirly Daniel 2 years ago - August 24, 2021 at 12:07 am
I'm blessed with the message spending time with God in the morning.
Chisom Henry 2 years ago - August 22, 2021 at 10:51 pm
I love this
Kobi Battle 2 years ago - July 14, 2021 at 10:43 pm
I enjoyed your story, it blessed me tremendously this morning! I have been a Christian for almond 27 years. And have had highs and lows of course in all that time. And right now I’m having spiritual hardships as well as physical ones. I’ve struggled to have Quiet time we God lately. It’s been so frustrating to me. But God wake me up early this morning and I have been blessed in that time to come across your article! Thank you for refreshing the souls of the Saints. I do needed that. It does me so good ? I have an MRI scheduled this morning for my lower back been in some terrible pain and like I stated earlier physical problems but I have found peace with your encouragement thanks
Carmen 2 years ago - June 1, 2021 at 1:00 am
I woke up early to spend time in God's word and to seek Him and then found this website. God is so good and faithful
Sharon 2 years ago - March 30, 2021 at 10:18 pm
Just reading your quotes and the scriptures gave me peace this morning.I want to spend time with my God and hear his voice.
Bruce Holmes 3 years ago - November 17, 2020 at 8:19 pm
Woke up at 3:23 am. Blood pressure was up, due to stress and as I studied the Word I was drawn to the word, early will I seek you. Long story short I ran into your word here which is speaking to my heart, expressing my thoughts: the importance of having a personal relationship with God. And by seeking His face early. Psalm 5:3 early will I seek Thee.
Thank you for seeking God early so that I could receive this special word of impartation to seek God’s face early!
Melissa Chan 3 years ago - October 8, 2020 at 1:41 am
This was my morning devotional with myself and my God???? I searched praying in the morning..and God led me here. God Bless You. Thank You for this. I pray blessing and love upon your life wherever you are now!???
Thandi Radebe 3 years ago - October 7, 2020 at 1:34 pm
Yes I was so blessed to have this morning moment reading the wonderful blessings massage that helps me to have early time with my loving father God thanks
Romeo Villarta 3 years ago - August 19, 2020 at 7:51 am
so blessed to find this article this early morning (5:42am Phils time)
"put first things first and spend time with God to build a personal relationship with Him"
Gloria 3 years ago - July 18, 2020 at 4:49 pm
This article blessed me incredible. That sentence, "I want to find God" is what every one wants and to sacrifice our mornings to relate with him is priceless. And I believe that's what I loved.
Lia 3 years ago - July 6, 2020 at 12:45 pm
Just what I needed to read
JACQUELINE FOBBS THOMAS 3 years ago - July 2, 2020 at 5:12 pm
This word really inspired me how important it is to worship and give God the first fruits of the early morning hour by spending time with Him alone in the early morning hours.
Tanya 3 years ago - June 23, 2020 at 12:18 am
The enjoyment of reading ? this is just conformation to my spirit on what comes first in the mornings. God bless!!
Stephanie Maasbach 3 years ago - June 18, 2020 at 11:18 am
Thank you for this encouraging message. I know that Jesus rose up early to preach in the temple and we are to do the same , spend time with him early. Lately I've been having a hard time getting myself up early. After reading this , I became more encouraged. I pray that God gives me the strength to get up earlier to be with Him.
Vivian Robert 3 years ago - May 31, 2020 at 2:57 pm
Am blessed by this. I will need more of this.
Rennea 3 years ago - May 23, 2020 at 12:48 am
This is beautiful. This goes along with my current reading of how Joshua got up early 3:1. A habit that helped him to be such a faithful leader! God bless you for this...
Samson Queen 3 years ago - May 10, 2020 at 10:58 pm
Blessed by it
Eunice E Jones 3 years ago - May 1, 2020 at 4:06 am
I fight with a Soul Tie and I wonder why this keep plauging my Spirit. and I turned to this and it comforted me from Psalms 119:147-157 but I still fight the emotions I feel and want this to be over...if Jesus prayed for this cup to pass I must do the same..pray for that to go and push on with my life. I cannot go back to a horrific marriage...we are divorced and I want it to stay that a way.
Dr Suleiman Purokayo 3 years ago - April 11, 2020 at 5:35 pm
Blessed by it
Angie 3 years ago - April 2, 2020 at 9:43 pm
This was a blessing to my spirit and very encouraging to know that seeking the Lord early as I do each morning is indeed essential and refreshing! My spirit was excited to of this truth! Thank you
Lisa 3 years ago - January 7, 2020 at 9:49 pm
Very good exhortation in God’s word
Juanita 3 years ago - January 4, 2020 at 10:13 pm
I believe that God can speak in the mornings but besides that show you a vision and possibly Baptize you himself. The reason I have been thinking this is because i have heard a lot of people saying they saw the light amd was baptized by God hints a lot of songs talk about it too. I also had heard of stories of people beonh close to a river in the morning and God come to them and baptize them.
Adeola Akisanya 4 years ago - November 29, 2019 at 2:50 pm
Thank you for this. It just answered some conflicting questions on my mind. How early can I wake up to do this such that it does not affect the normal rhythm of the body? Scientists say the best time to wake up is 7:30am to allow the body the rest it requires. Science in a lot of ways contradicts the scriptures. How does one find a balance to this?
Janeth Arnold 4 years ago - November 18, 2019 at 12:05 am
Thank you this blessed me
Dawn I Greene 4 years ago - October 21, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Timilehin Olaniyi 4 years ago - October 18, 2019 at 3:58 pm
King David saw the value of spending early mornings with God, even in the busy life of a king:
The above sentence touched me..... and I believe God mercy will help me seek him early each passing day
Thanks so much God bless you
Veronica Agbor 4 years ago - October 16, 2019 at 4:01 pm
Thanks for writing this piece, I've been struggling to study the Bible everyday but it seems God is so far from me and the desire is gradually declining, but I feel strengthened by ur writeup. Thanks again.
Colin Burgan 4 years ago - October 9, 2019 at 11:48 pm
Thank you, I am blessed by this gem. As someone also mentioned earlier, I was searching the internet for references to seeking GOD early and I am glad I saw this article. It is very inspiring and edifying.Thank you.
Eucharia 4 years ago - September 23, 2019 at 2:02 pm
Am blessed this morning with the word. God bless you all Amen
Goodluck Joseph Chinedu Ibeh 4 years ago - August 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm
Everything said here is correct. There is not comparable to starting your day with God. I love to do that but as humans, there circumstances that seem to interfere but we my prayer is that God should take away anything that will interfere with my having awesome time in His presence every day. Good job keep it up. Shalom! Shalom!!
Vian 4 years ago - August 19, 2019 at 2:09 pm
I am blessed with this article this is my struggle to wake up early and meet Jesus in Prayer. Thanks for inspiring God bless
Blessing 4 years ago - July 24, 2019 at 4:23 pm
Thank you so much for putting down such an inspiring article. I was reading Proverbs 8:17 when I decided to do a little research on Seeking God early and diligently then I saw your article. It's been my deepest desire to spend time with God early. I haven't been consistent though. But am setting my priorities straight and putting strategies in place to ensure it becomes my lifelong habit. Thank you once again and may God continue to bless you in all you do.
Christabell 4 years ago - July 12, 2019 at 9:23 am
Thank you so much, I was just looking for a verse about seeking God in the morning and I found so much more in reading your article. I'm awake right now, will study the Word and pray.
Chay 4 years ago - June 19, 2019 at 6:42 pm
Thanks Gem? encouraging & inspiring! God bless you more!
kareena callaghan 4 years ago - June 18, 2019 at 6:21 am
I wake up every morning with thoughts I am struggling with, values, choices, decisions, things people have said. I want to pour my heart out to someone for answers I know they dont have them..I confuse myself and them also.It is not a good start to the day then. Its you Lord..
Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you..
I need You near to be effective..Help me to go to You first and to be obedient to Your Word.
Ewurum chinasa 4 years ago - June 12, 2019 at 10:53 am
This topic,is so enlighten to everyone who is hunger and taste of his or her God. I need more of these. God is real.
Shebra Mitchell 4 years ago - June 11, 2019 at 11:33 pm
I was concerned about the statement When God Says seek me early and seek me diligently I was in Bible class and they was telling me that you can find God anytime of the day which I understand that but I could not understand why we would would try to change the concept of seeking God early in the morning so I had a problem with what was told to me I can see God anytime which I understand that but God says seek me early and seek me diligently I understand that early bring two concepts one early in youth are early in the morning.
Oluwafemi Isaac Olasupo 4 years ago - May 20, 2019 at 1:06 am
Dear Lord LUCIFER, I place my humble needs before you, All my needs to meets my responsibilities in the World from your Glorious Riches before resume to School. AMEN
Nina 4 years ago - May 17, 2019 at 10:12 am
Thank you for the reminder
? I remember when I used to get up early and spend time with Abba. Time goes by and we allow things to become first in our lives; people and things. But the Holy Spirit of God always brings us back to the feet of Yeshua, where We Belong in communion with Him.
Amen. I'm back LORD; thank YOU... ?