The change in my prayer life happened with the loss of my baby, I wasn't able to sleep, there were so many questions I wanted to ask God. In the midst of another night of insomnia, I muttered that I didn't understand His reasons for allowing it to happen. That's when I heard ever so faintly, "Why is it that only in a crisis do I really hear your thoughts?"
OUCH! "Wait a minute, I talk to you all the time, what about when I'm working out, doing dishes, for heaven sakes, what about all those extra minutes in the shower?"
"Do you ever take the time to hear me respond?"
"What about my ministry and those prayers?"
"Do you know My heart for you?"
"Okay You got me there, because I totally don't get this!"
"Meet Me in the morning."
"What are you talking about? I don't have time in the mornings!"
"For My Word says, Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love that we may sing and be glad all our days." (Psalm 90:14).
With that scripture verse, I also received an impression of Jesus sitting downstairs on my couch with my cup of coffee, waiting for me to descend to tell Him my joys, fears, who I want Him to intercede for and just wanting to know my thoughts. With this conversation and impression, I begrudgingly began testing this theory and I cannot begin to tell you what He has awakened within me.
Though this trial has been fairly recent, the differences are night and day. While you may not be in the same place as me in terms getting up early, or maybe you're aren't quite ready to make a big commitment like this, but it is so worth the lost hours of sleep.The relationship between me and my Jesus is so much more that what it was. I encourage you to ask God where He wants to take you.