Creation praising God is a common theme throughout Scripture, especially in the book of Psalms. Well the last couple of weeks we have had the windows open as it is that nice spring time weather. During the last week about 4:30 every morning I awake to birds singing and it is annoying! My initial thought was I need to yell and scare them away because they are disturbing my sleep. My next thought was to get a bb gun and shoot at them one by one until the quit showing up near my bedroom window.
This morning as I woke up to the same annoying birds, passages like Psalm 148 hit me, which refers to all creation worshiping the Lord. I was waking up late as is common in my busy life and it hit me that these annoying birds start their day off right in worship of the one true Lord over all creation and I struggle to wake up and get to work on time, much less to wake up and praise God before starting my day.
It may sound silly to get convicted through a group of annoying birds, but I think passages like Psalm 148 point to this. John Piper refers to the fasting lifestyle, where I will wake up and desire time with praising God more than even food for my body. I am obviously far from that, but I desire to be there as it is God who sustains my daily life not food.