So the evening and the morning…

Genesis Chapter 1, end of verses 5, 8, 13, 19, 23 and 31
“So the evening and the morning… first, second…sixth day”

In my morning time with the Lord
Early as it may seem to many
I find that for many – it is not

I have discovered that there is a lot of activity in the hours of 5:00am to 7:00am
In fact, as I observed the cars, the lorries and the planes
I came to realise that someone is working every minute of every day

Obvious, I am sure for many
But something perhaps that many of us never think of
Our day runs from 9 to 5, or there about’s
And we assume, so does everybody else’s

In our Western “mind set”, the day runs for 24 hours from midnight to midnight
But for God, the day runs for 24 hours from sunset to sunset
“So the evening and the morning were the first day”
(Genesis 1:5)

And God Himself is always awake
Though He is at Rest
(Hebrews 4:10)
And so is more than able to meet our needs

I say this, as the presumption of the day being 9 to 5
Can inadvertently put pressure on those whose day is not 9 to 5
In particular with respect to spending quality time with God

As good as it may be
My time with God
Works for me
But is NOT a “formula” for everyone
Nor was it ever meant to be

YES – it is good to spend time with Him
Quantity as well as quality time
But WHEN we do this
Is entirely determined by OUR schedule

Which for EVERYONE is different

This morning I find myself sharing this just after 3:00am
A case of sleeplessness rather than intention
After lying awake for a couple of hours
Thinking on Him
These thoughts, that I have shared, came to mind

And the more I contemplated them
The more awake I became
So better to get up and share them
Than roll over to sleep and perhaps forget them when I awake

He is working with me
And He is pleased with me and loves me
YES – I need sleep and He gives His beloved sleep
(Psalm 127:2)
But this morning, something a little different

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