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."
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.
So... grab a cup of coffee or tea...and join me in my journey...