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
To see thy power and thy glory,
so as I have seen thee in
Because thy loving-kindness
is better than life, my lips shall
Early in the morning, a lake is usually very
animals, no people, no noise, no boats.
All is quiet.
This is the best time to skip rocks!
taking a small flat pebble and throwing it
the right angle, you can skip it across the
leaving circles of ripples as it makes contact
with the lake's water.
The ripples form small and very defined
first, then they spread out and break apart
until they vanish.
several people skip rocks at the same time,
the ripples cross over one another
and make mini-waves across the lake.
The impact can be quite amazing.
For most of us, mornings are filled with
many things that need our attention
that we find it difficult to spend time
alone with God.
However, the Lord set a marvelous example
for us by rising early to listen to God.
we make no time for this quiet morning time
with God, we often find there is also no time
during our busy day.
Then we end up going to bed with regret
Maybe tomorrow, we think.
But many times, tomorrow never comes.
When we spend time alone with God
the beginning of each new day,
become acquainted with Him
and start becoming like Him.
Throughout our days, the ripple effect
our time with God in the early morning
will impact the lives of those with
whom we have contact.
And when these ripples blend with others
who spend time with God,
create mini-waves of love and joy.
all starts with
quiet time and a gentle ripple.
I will bless thee while I live:
I will lift up my hands in thy name."