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Seek God Early

By E. M. Bounds

    The men who have done the most for God in this world have been early on their knees.  He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and its freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking Him the rest of the day.

    Behind this early rising and early praying is the ardent desire which presses us into this pursuit after God.  Morning listlessness is the index to a listless heart.  The heart which is behindhand in seeking God in the morning has lost its relish for God.

    David’s heart was ardent after God.  He hungered and thirsted after God, and so he sought God early, before daylight.  The bed and sleep could not chain his soul in its eagerness after God.

    A desire for God which cannot break the chains of sleep is a weak thing and will do but little good for God after it has indulged itself fully.

    Christ longed for communion with God; and so, rising a great while before day, He would go out into the mountain to pray.

    We need a generation of saints who seek God and seek Him early, who give the freshness and dew of effort to God, and secure in return the freshness and fullness of His power that He may be as the dew to them, full of gladness and strength, through all the heat and labor of the day.  No man gets God who does not follow hard after Him, and no soul follows hard after God who is not after Him in early morn.