Ever since a youngster I can remember being the kind of person that could wake up and get things done. Iâ€™d wake up very early in the morning, roll out of bed, and then carry the heavy tanks to almost 100 swimming pools back to back to back so we could get out of the heat in Los Angeles. When I got old enough and I worked construction Iâ€™d wake up at 4:00 am, drive about an hour to the work site, work my rump off getting dirty and doing apprentice (grunt) work and then drive home after a 9 or 10 hour day, get home take a shower and then eat something and then go to my other job working for a city. Iâ€™d get done with that job at about 10:30 or 11:00 pm and then do it all over again the next day. I never complained. I just did it. Iâ€™ve had tons of jobs that required hard work and little sleep. I was just thinking about president Obamaâ€™s speech last night and wondered what Iâ€™d do if he called me and told me that he wanted to meet with me to discuss things about the country. Iâ€™m not an Obama fan really but I was wondering what I would do. I think Iâ€™d be really excited to meet with the president of the United States and would really want to talk to him, get his ideas about where he sees us going and tell him some of my thoughts. Now, people at my church are commonly talking about â€śquiet timesâ€ť with God where they spend time in prayer and scripture reading/study. I pray all the time-thatâ€™s easy. I read the Bible a lot too but do not have a set time of day that I do it. People have told me, â€śYou should be doing that first thing in the morning.â€ť Thatâ€™s really what Iâ€™m writing this blog about. I know God is exceedingly more important than any U.S. President so if I think Iâ€™d be so willing and able to wake up for a meeting with the president wouldn't I be SO MUCH MORE willing to wake up earlier than usual now to meet with God? I donâ€™t really think God has a set time that he wants to meet with me. Itâ€™s not about the obligation to meet with him that God wants but the relationship with him that He really wants I think. The time spent in his word and prayer teaches me many things and Iâ€™ll keep doing that so I can learn more about him throughout my life, not because I must do it but because I want to do it. Itâ€™s fun for me, gives me questions, has me spend time thinking about him and answers many things for me. It makes me feel like I know his plans for my life better, helps me focus and I think adds to who I am as a person. If I feel called to wake up earlier every morning then Iâ€™ll do that but as for now, I think I will keep reading and spending time with God as I have been. Iâ€™m thankful for living in the U.S. and the freedom that I have to meet with God whenever I want. It's really not a matter of "If God is worthy of me waking up early to meet with him really, like I said, it's the relationship that benefits me and that can be shared at any time I think. That's where I am on that for now. I'll see if that changes.