Did anyone get up early to see the planets in alignment? I’m an early riser, so I looked into the sky when I took my dogs out, and sure enough, there they were! It was probably the first time I’ve known, for sure, that I’ve seen the planets we hear about from the astronomers.
I get up super early and have done so for years. It’s quiet, except when the birds wake up. I get up early to hear God through the Holy Spirit; he is my teacher. I read the scriptures and relate them to moments in my daily life. The truth is, I wake up early to receive my blessing. If spending time with God is selfish, then I’m selfish. Even when I have pressing matters that come by surprise, God always carves out time in my hectic schedule to sit down with me. Am I special? Am I one of God’s favorites? Absolutely! But so are you! We have different purposes in God’s kingdom. Mine is to highlight God’s word and help you see that it is relatable for today. It can be scary putting forth some of the topics I share, but I pray and make sure what I’m telling is trustworthy and true. Relax, you may not know your purpose, but God uses you even when you are unaware. I was so obnoxious about knowing that I begged him daily to show me my purpose and give me a voice, and he finally relented. That’s why I have no problem relating this aspect of my life to Isaiah through these verses:
The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward. Isaiah 50: 4-5