"Blessed is she, who has believed, that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished." Luke 1:45

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Getting Up Early

Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
Psalm 25:5


So often in life we (by "we" I once again mostly mean "me") complain about the little things in our lives that seem to go so wrong. For example:

We get up late. (feel rushed) forget the baby's formula (inconvienenced); get frustrated with the hard-to-start-the-day grade schooler so we end up yelling(frustration, anger and first guilt of the day); get angry in traffic because we try to get to work on time by speeding and get cut off by someone who dares to go the speed limit (anger, frustration, more guilt); gripe and complain about all the little things that happen in the day to day work world (more frustration, more guilt); get home from work and realize there isn't much time to spend with the family because of homework, chores, cooking, cleaning, bathing and bed-time (more guilt, more frustration, more anger, sadness); realize we haven't spent time with God or the hubby today (guilt, sadness and fatigue). Go to bed angry and get up to start it all over again.

Now, what if we (and by "we" I still mostly mean "me") were to really give our schedule over to God? Nothing is insignificant to Him, right? So, what if tonight before we go to bed, we pray that God would wake us up on HIS time table? What if we pray before our feet hit the floor in the morning that we would be able to accomplish all the things that HE has planned for us today?

By giving our time to God we open up so many more opportunites to simply be His child, living the life He plans for us. If God calls us to re-set the alarm for an extra 15, 20 or even 30 minutes early, how much more would we be able to get done for Him? No rushing, no frustration or anger. Just the ability to focus on the things that God has placed in our schedule for the day.

By simply allowing God to guide us we can experience His hope - all day long. Now isn't that something worth getting up early for?

1 comment:

Missy Stancil said...

Hey, Momma, Wife, Ministry Volunteer! Don't be so hard on yourself. You have mastered the art of being Jesus with skin on to the world, let Him wake up in the same bed with you! Let Him prep Kevin for school and fix his breakfast and make him smile before he leaves the house. Love you so much. Thanks for making my adventure tolerable.... Missy