Thursday, September 16, 2010
Early Bird Or Night Owl?
You guessed it, I’m a night owl. Sure, I can function early in the morning if I have to, but I’d much prefer the late evening – when my creative juices start flowing.
To tell you the truth, I’m sick and tired of all these people (you may be one of them!) who over-spiritualize the morning. Some of them claim that all the “important” prayers and spiritual moments happen in the early morning.
Are they right?
I think not!
To prove my point, I’ll use the Apostle Paul as an example.
Nick and I just finished reading the book of Acts, and for the very first time I noticed that Paul is known to pull all-nighters. I’m not kidding. According to Acts 20, he preached until midnight – which ended up turning into daybreak. I can just picture him sitting around the kitchen table with the believers in Ephesus. Some of them were probably thinking, “When is he going to shut up. Doesn’t he want to get some sleep?”
I may be partial, but it seems to me that Paul was a night owl. On another occasion, he even stayed up all night in prison – singing instead of sleeping!
Of course, those of you who rise early in the morning will probably claim that Jesus was known to be an early bird. I can’t argue with that one. Maybe the important point is that we need to come to God when we can give him our best – when he can have our full, undivided attention.
So when are you at your best? Morning, noon, or night?