He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find him the rest of the day. ~John Bunyan
I have heard it said many times in my short life that it does not matter at what time during the day that a person seeks for God insofar as he does it. While I might chalk my contradictory belief up to personal experience, I must say that I cannot agree more with the above quote by John Bunyan. For I have found that on the days when my bed felt the softest and when the snooze button was easiest to press that my spiritual life has suffered the most. For, on those undisciplined days, rather than waking up early with a mind set against the Adversary, I wake up with mindset of flippancy, desiring to simply make it through another work day and return home so that I might rest.
And I believe that this is the great goal of the Adversary, to make our lives appear mundane and insignificant so that our personal holiness appears insignificant. So, rather than realizing that our efforts against the flesh and for the glory of God in our trivial dealings are far from trivial, we look at each passing day as the world looks at each passing day–without regard for God or eternity.
My charge to myself and to you is to arise each morning with a mindset of war against the Adversary and against the flesh. For each day, though a drop in the ocean of eternity, carries with it eternal consequence, and each neglected day is a battle won by the Adversary. For whether we eat or drink, all is to be done for the glory of God, and not to believe that is to walk into battle unarmed.