Some people are “morning people.” They pop out of bed at the crack of dawn (or before) with a song in their heart and a spring in their step, like they’re auditioning to play Snow White in local dinner theater or something.

I am not one of those people.

However, I am not opposed to early mornings. I am willing — in fact, downright eager — to get up at virtually any hour. I just need a compelling reason. An out-of-town trip. An early tee time. A breakfast Bible study. I can remember getting up at 3:30 to have a truck stop breakfast and go deer hunting with my dad when I was about 12. One of the best mornings of my life.

If I have a big day planned, I want it to start early. The earlier the better. Why wait? The sooner the day starts, the more of it I will have to enjoy.

And so much more so in regard to my life with Christ. He says in John 9:4, “We must work the works of Him who sent Me, as long as it is day; night is coming, when no man can work.” It’s time to wake up (Romans 13:11). Duties await that will enrich our lives, bring us closer to our Lord and our brethren, and help salt the earth (Matthew 5:13). What better time to start than early?

The one who hesitates in committing his life to Jesus not only imperils his soul; he robs himself of hour upon hour of the life he was born to live. Truly, as Ananias told Saul of Tarsus, “And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name” (Acts 22:16).

By Hal Hammons via The Final Word; July 26,2010

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