And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him. —Luke 21:8

The people were so eager to hear Jesus that they came early in the morning. How about you and I— how eager are we to hear Jesus? Is this the first desire we have when we wake up? Do we want to hear what He has to say to ready us for the day ahead? — “The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of discipleship, to sustain the weary with a word.   He awakens Me morning by morning; He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple” (Isaiah 50:4). Are not His Words the most important I will hear all day?   If I believe that then do I not want to hear what He has to say to me as soon as possible on any given day? Are His Words truly my top priority? May I not only hear what He has to say, but may I be and do what He desires as He speaks to me from His Word.

These people that came to see Jesus early in the morning obviously made this a priority in their lives. They arranged their schedule so they could come to hear Jesus early in the day. How about You and I? If we need to rearrange our schedule to meet with Jesus early, will we do so? Will we go to bed earlier to get up earlier?   Will we make it a priority to meet with Jesus first thing to be prepared for the day?

In the Isaiah 50:4 passage above we learn that: 1- Our Lord gives us the words to speak 2- Our Lord gives us the wisdom to serve the weary 3- Our Lord wakes us morning by morning 4- He helps us hear what He is saying.   Plain and simply our Lord seeks to prepare us for service in the day ahead. Oh, that we would meet with Him, listen to Him, learn from Him and serve others for Him in the day ahead as we run the race marked out for us, keeping our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith Hebrews 12:1-2).   Dear Father may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son.

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