It's that time of year again! The time where we have to get up early, no matter what. School starts bright and early each weekday, and both parent and student are usually forced to abide by that crazy idea of getting up with the chickens.
It has been said (over and over, in fact) that "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." It was Benjamin Franklin who said that, actually. But scripture seems to iterate the same idea over and over. Psalm 88:13 "But I call to You for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer meets You." Psalm 92:1-2 "It is good to sing praise, Lord, to sing praise to Your name, Most High, to declare Your faithful love in the morning." Psalm 119:147 "I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in Your word." The Old Testament talks about giving sacrifices in the morning, and rising early to praise him.
Think about it. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, and 30-31 days in most months. And it's an easy step to connect with God and to grow a parent-child relationship. We're going to be up anyway. Why not make it something to look forward to?
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