When Jesus first sent the Twelve to minister in His Name (Matthew 10), He gave a memorable outline for the kind of precarious life they'd lead. But, tucked in among the directions He gives, one little sentence stands out for its possibilities for us: "What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops."
Is that the way you live your life? Are you waiting in the dark upon His Voice; are you listening most intently for His Whispers? Are your best efforts aimed wherever the subtle sounds of His Spirit are pointing you; can you hear that voice at all?
Perhaps a thought from Moses could help us:
"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." (Psalm 90:14)
If you and I pursue complete satisfaction-in-the-Lord every morning, our days will be joy and gladness. If the darkness of the early morning is met with His Voice, we will speak His truth by daylight. If our heart is after Union everyday, we will be the ones with whisper-ready ears attuned and listening. His is the morning-time. He is the One who rose by daybreak's light to greet His mourners. Let's never cease to seek Him in the morning's dark. He will use that time to make us useful in the light.