you ever woke up in the middle of the night with a sense of dread?
Couldn’t get back to sleep and wondered what that feeling was? I used
to a whole lot and sometimes still do….I used to sit up and try to
figure out what woke me up and what kept me awake…..I would get on the
internet, play some games, start reading a book or turn on the TV to
distract my mind and hopefully get sleepy again and fall back
asleep….after years of doing the above, I figured out “it wasn’t working
for me” lol….
one morning I went to my office(which happens to be a building my
husband built me to work in outside our home) and I just sat there…..no
TV, no games, no book, just sat in my office and begin to talk to God
like a friend and asking Him just why I woke up and why I couldn’t go
back to sleep….I mean our first talk was a long one, you could call it
more of a complaining and whining session of being upset because He knew
I had a lot of things to do that day that required rest lol…..Yes I
tried to tell God what was best for me(as if he didn’t already know)…..
a few of those sessions it dawned on me that I was not getting back to
sleep any quicker than with the other things I was doing…so I decided to
just get up and go to my office when I woke up and instead of whining
and complaining I would simply talk to Him like a friend and tell Him
how grateful I was that I had woke up to another day(no matter how early
it was) and that I could get dressed and walk to my office on my own
two feet(some people can’t) and how grateful I was to have a voice to
talk to him with and ears to hear what was on TV, a brain that helped me
absorb when I read His word or an inspirational book….
was amazed at just how much I had to be grateful for….so now instead of
complaining when I wake up, I find all the good things that are in my
life instead of focusing on the lack of sleep that “I FELT” He was
taking from me….it was all about Him waking me up when all the rest of
the world around me was asleep and it was just me and Him, alone in our
time together before the day got busy…..
a few weeks of being awake so early in the morning(usually between 2
and 4AM), I began to enjoy our time together and before you know it, I
was falling back asleep within the hour and rested when I woke up…..you
see when I resisted what he was personally waking me up for, I was
tired, anxious and cranky, but when I surrendered to the fact that it
was mine and His time alone and shared that with Him, then I would grow
tired and He would put my mind at rest and give me the rest I
needed….all along He knew what I needed more than I needed sleep….lol
Enjoy today’s message and Be Blessed!
Take some time together “alone” with just Him and share your concerns and gratefulness with Him…
it down. God never turns away an honest seeker. Go to God with your
questions. You may not find all the answers, but in finding God, you
know the One who does.” Max Lucado
TODAYS SCRIPTURE: Matthew 7: 7-8(NCV)
and God will give it to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and
the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who asks will receive.
Everyone who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the
Faery Hugs and Sprinkles