It’s the early bird that catches the worm – apparantly. Probably true if you think about it.

A sprinter wants to get out of the blocks the fastest.
A business with a new product looks to gain an advantage from its competitors.
Cricketers want to get some early runs on the board.

Why? I reckon it gives them confidence…that they have a good start, a launchpad into the future that they really desire. To be leaders. To be winners. To stay ahead.

So it is for us as Christians. Always go for the best start possible.

This morning – while it was still dark – I crept downstairs, put the ipod on and worshipped God. When I get with God I find that He is always saying something. I just never normally take the time to listen. This week I am making the determined effort to take myself aside and listen.

Felt His kick this morning. Found myself praying for God to break me, to cleanse me. When I am not busy I can drift – getting with God reminded me of calling, purpose, destiny.

…He that has begun a good work in me will bring it to completion
…all things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose
…I will never leave you nor forsake you…
…meditate on it [the Word] day & night,so you may be careful to do everything in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful
…the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord
…delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart

Read this morning too which reminded me again that He is all over IT – whatever IT might be for us

Luke 12:22-31 ‘…I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, the body more than clothes…..your Father knows that you need them. BUT seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.’

So, get yourself the best start possible – take a moment before you step into the day and seek God. He knows what we need, He just wants to spend time with us. [Hope that encourages someone, like it did me]

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