I've heard country folk in my hometown, Jordan, Kentucky, say the early bird gets the worm! Once in Puerto Rico a man told me his mother always said those who get up early, God will help them. He also shared with me mother loved living in the countryside, when you wake up early it's so alive and noisy she would say with a child's excitement.

The pig is squealing and the rooster is crowing, everything is moving and everyone is hungry. This friend had served in the U.S. military and was always required to be up early, he was on call 24 hours a day. His younger brother worked in a milk barn and he too was a early bird. His older brother worked for a electric power company on the island and was called out on emergency all hours of the night and weekends.

Proverbs 8:17 KJV Says, I love them that love me; and those that seek me early will find me.

Every family has different and often complicated schedules but I have discovered in the still of early morn a special sweetness in my personal prayer and meditation time.

The right time to pray and seek God is anytime and all the time. Whether you are on the first shift or night shift God is watching over you and wanting to hear from you.

A pastor in Haiti told me Duane, even when you are asleep God's eyes are on you. His thoughts always for you and towards you.

We serve a awesome God who is alive and well and His ears and arms are wide open for you and for me. Stay in touch with The Master and you will feel His touch in your heart and life. God 24-7.