Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

(Psalms 119:105 ESV)

Whether I am rejoicing or in deep distress; succeeding or struggling; laughing or weeping; I am striving to hold on to the truths of God's Word. And I want to share with you.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rising While it is Yet Night

Confession time again.

Somedays I really struggle with the whole "rising while it is yet night" part of Proverbs 31.

I want to get up early. I like getting up early. I really enjoy my quiet times when I get up early. So, why the battle? Once again I know the answer. Warfare. (or sometimes - just maybe just laziness)

Solution... I just ask my Savior to wake me up. And when the eyes pop open with no intention of going back to sleep - I know I have just been tapped on the shoulder. Awesome. Overwhelming.

That happened today. Last night I made preparations for my "quiet time" this morning. Got the Bible and books all together. (Forgot the highlighter, pens and mechanical pencil - but gathered them when I got up this morning.)

6:00 a.m. (now I know that this is not early for some of you - but our alarm is set for about 6:30) Eyes wide open. I knew. I had an appointment and I did not want to miss it. Went down stairs to get the glass of tea. Had to find the reading glasses :) Began reading. There it was. The beautiful sunrise. Painted just for me this morning. And what a sunrise it was. Now, I know others may have seen it - but it was for me. Really.

Once again, I sat there wondering why there is ever a battle to get to the desk? It was truly a Divine appointment.

Sleep is good. ("He gives His beloved, sleep" Ps 127:2)

Rising while it is yet night is better. Much Better.

Thank you, Father.

Isaiah 50:4b "He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught."

Rising and

Holding On....



Krista said...

I am glad you enjoyed the sunrise...but see...I saw it to from my house and I told Him thank you for painting the sky for ME. It's okay...we can share it!

Rising with the Son,

Amydeanne said...

there was a time when this wasn't an issue for me.. now i'm lucky to rise at any point lol.. great post!

Tracy said...

Hi Dee Dee!
Loved this post. I love mornings when God does that, sets your eyes wide open then gives you something lovely to show you He's waiting just for you. For me, the struggle isn't so much getting up, it's spending time in the Word BEFORE I do anything else (which is a commitment I made early in the summer.) Sometimes, I really want to plop in front of the computer or turn on the morning news on tv, when I know there is no better start to my day than with the Lord. = )

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Tricia said...

Hey DeeDee
I do love my mornings with the Lord, it is the one time of day that I have the house all to myself and it is quiet and peaceful... and those sunrises just bless my heart...

I must confess I did not get to see it this morning... I was sick last night and didn't get to sleep till after 3 so I slept in...