“With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early…”
The prophet Isaiah was called by God to warn the Jews against their sins, which would soon bring upon them God’s judgment through the attack and impending destruction by the Babylonian army. But most of the people who heard him did not take the warning seriously. They continued to provoke God with their sinful living.
Amid a stubborn, rebellious people who shamelessly indulged in sin, Isaiah lived with a sincere and deep love for God. While the wicked people imagined and devised in their minds how to enjoy sinful pleasures and pursue their worldly lifestyles, Isaiah constantly desired the LORD God in his heart. Night and day, he cherished his God with worship and prayer.
He sang the words, “With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early”. While he desired to please God in the night, he would seek to do His will right from the early morning. During the early hours of the day, he sought his God as he prepared for the day’s activity.
We too must seek the LORD as we awake out of our sleep. Let our spirits pray as we awake out of our sleep. Praise Him for the good sleep and for the grace to wake up in the morning. Then seek His wisdom, strength and blessings for all your activities of the day.