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Early Birds

Today’s Verse:

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; ~Psalm 63:1

We have a Western proverb that says, “The early bird catches the worm.” In other words, the one who is first at something is the one who succeeds. It means that if you act early, you are most likely to do well. David was in a desolate place in his life literally, physically, and spiritually. He cried out to the Lord and said, “Early will I seek thee.”

There is the desire in being early.

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee…” Being early at something starts as a desire. No one can force you to be early. We differentiate people as being morning people and night people. The truth of the matter is everyone can be early at something if they desire to do so. The day after Thanksgiving is designated “Black Friday,” when the best sales of the year on most items occur. It is amazing the many people who are in line many hours waiting for the stores to open. They desired to be there early. David desired God’s presence and said, “Early will I seek thee.”