Why God Wants Us to Be Morning People

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I am not a morning person: Waking up early has never come naturally to me. But I’m convinced that God must be a morning “person” — and that He wants us to become morning people, too. I’ve fought the concept of morning devotions for many years and convinced myself that no matter when I made the time was fine. Did I mention I am not a morning person?

Managing Your BlessingsLast year, I went through one of the most spiritually challenging times in my life, and I found myself in need of spiritual strength like never before just to make it through the day. I shared a little bit about this struggle in our Moms Grappling With Grief post.

During this time, I learned a few things about why God might want to meet me in the morning — why first-thing-in-the-morning quiet time with God was so precious to the wise women who had learned this lesson before me and recommended it. By developing a new daily routine of spending time with God first thing — no matter what was awaiting me in my day — I began to see God renew me, strengthen me and equip me for anything the day might bring.

What to know Why God Wants You to Be a Morning Person? Read my full post on Managing Your Blessings, where I am a contributing writer, to find out why I think He does.


What do you think about morning devotions? Are you a morning person or a night owl? Have you struggled with making time to talk to God in the morning? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Renée Gotcher is a wife, writer, editorial consultant, and home-educating mother of three daughters. She has been married for 26 years to her best friend Kenny, whom she met while attending Oral Roberts University in the early 90s. Renée was homeschooled during her last two years of high school and started homeschooling in 2010. A former journalist, she is currently editor of NextGen Homeschool and blogs on personal topics at A New Chapter. Her family lives in Castle Rock, Colorado.

3 thoughts on “Why God Wants Us to Be Morning People

  1. Learning to love the mornings …
    So delighted to meet you. I hope you don’t mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious goodness.

    I would love you to share this post! A group of moms gather each week. I usually post on Mondays, but missed it this week. I start jotting a few notes and then others join in. You can post whenever, doesn’t have to be anything new, it can be a gem nestled in your pages. I get the filled to the brim momma schedules.

    Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    Be blessed,

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