Read: Psalms 37:7

The reason why most people never hear God speak to them is that they never slow down enough to let God talk to them. Hurry is the death of prayer! You’ve got to slow down. You’ve got to be quiet. And, you’ve got to wait expectantly.

The only way you’re going to be able to do this is if you add time (which will probably mean getting up earlier), which means you’re going to have to go to bed 30 minutes earlier. So the decision comes down to this: Who do you want to spend time with, Jesus — or Jimmy, James or Stephen? That’s your choice! Because you’re going to have to get up earlier so you’re not rushed and able to spend some time and start your day with God.

There is nothing on nighttime TV that will change your life. Ultimately nothing! Spending those 30 minutes in the morning with God, however, will change your life.

If I told you that tomorrow morning at 4 a.m. someone famous like  your favorite actor/actress or a sports star for my kids like Lebron James wanted to meet with you privately, you probably wouldn’t even go to bed tonight. You’d take a bath — you’d probably take two baths! And buy new clothes. You’d be at the meeting 30 minutes early.

The Creator of the universe wants to meet with you tomorrow morning! You don’t even have to get dressed. You can be in your PJs. You don’t even have to leave your home. But you do have to plan an appointment. That means you have to stop doing something so you can start doing what God wants. If you’re burning the candle at both ends, you’re not as bright as you think you are. You’ve got to decide what’s more important to you: another 30 minutes of late night TV or time with God every morning.

One day God’s going to ask you, “Which one did you choose?”