Psalm 5:1-3 …Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.
This is a psalm of David and He calls out to God to hear his heart and to consider the thoughts of his heart (his meditation). David says, “In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” Here he makes use of two words that are military terms. He says that his prayer directed towards God. He use a word that means his prayer is marshaled and arranged for battle. Secondly, after praying, he looks up scanning the heavens to see the results of his prayer. The word used here is like a spy or a “lookout” that is watching for results. It is a primitive root word and means to lean forward, and peer into the distance looking for something. When the righteous pray to God, they should expect results. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16b).
Time with God in the morning is more than just setting your wants and needs before God. It is more than receiving “marching orders” for the day. It is about developing the relationship with God that keeps us close to Him and strengthens us against sin. David is known as a man after God’s own heart. He knew secret of a close relationship with God is to pray to him earnestly each morning.
I know that mornings are not always good for some people. Some are a little groggy at first, perhaps because their night was so late. Yet in the morning, our minds are freer from problems and then we can commit the whole day to God. Sure there are the problems that are left over from yesterday but the day is still new and unknown even if it is later in the morning when we get up. The idea is to get up early enough in the day to spend time with God before the day “officially” begins.
Regular communication helps any friendship and is certainly necessary for a strong relationship with God. We need to communicate with him daily. Do you have a regular time to pray and read God’s Word? Look to making that time with Him in the morning. There are many things that keep us up at night that work against rising early to meet the day with the Lord. We need to examine them in light of how good our relationship is with God. Is there really anything more important than a closer relationship with Him.