Wow… read this devotional
realized this is ALREADY my favorite way to start the day!
It’s so cool to be DOING something, and then learn that God likes it that way!:
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. —Psalm 5:3 (NIV)
I chat with God whenever I wake up.
I started a few years ago when I was dealing with some issues, and waking up (for the first-time-in-my-life in the middle of the night)… I decided NOT to let the devil win… if I was going to lose some sleep, well, I was going to speak scripture, out-loud until I fell back asleep. Psalms rock. I memorized one that spoke to my heart, eased my mind, before ya knew it (usually less than a few minutes saying the scripture to myself… over and over… maybe about 3 times), I was blissfully back asleep again.
God is good!
All the time.
Now, well, now I wake up and just want to hang out with God… sometimes I even set my alarm early, so I’ll have time with Him. Usually though, I trust I will wake up whenever He wants me to … I spend the time with Him. It’s nice. Relaxing. Refreshing even. Sometimes I go back to sleep, and sometimes I get a jump on my day. It’s really quite wonderful.
I do expect my prayers… requests to be answered… because He has already answered so many of them… even the little things:
-An area of my house was painted yesterday that I wanted to paint over the summer, but wasn’t allowed by the home-owner. I was going to pay for the paint and do it myself. God’s way = done by a professional. Ummm, methinks, His way is better. I appreciate it!
-Been wanting to take my Mom to Pasta House for months… MANY months. She called me, wanting to go … I had the day off from work. She wasn’t that hungry or that chatty… huh. Unusual. Often we go here for family discussions… we are able to talk better here than at home. Do whatever works people… communication is important. Today though, just hanging out. God is so cool. Answered prayer.
-I could keep going on, cuz these weren’t the only answered prayers today, but I don’t want you to think I’m bragging…
God does care about the little stuff, because we care about the little stuff.
God cares people.
He loves you so much.