Thursday, April 3, 2008

What Time Is It ?????

This morning started out early. I woke up in my daughter's bed and read the clock... 7:01am. It still looked dark outside... so I got up to investigate. After getting downstairs, I realized that it was only 5:15am. Then, I remembered... the power went off yesterday afternoon, and I forgot to check her clock to make sure it was reset correctly. The fact that I was in her bed is a whole "nuther story". But, it has nothing to do with my precious husband sleeping our bedroom.

Well... I was downstairs now, wide awake, so I sat down with my Bible in our regular spot. It is usually just later in the day. I worked through my 90 days with Jesus devotional by Beth Moore. Had a great prayer time, where I journaled as I went. Then I picked up my current workbook study, Breaking Free. Okay... it is Beth Moore too. And I have officially declared my addiction. We were examining God's right to rule, and that God's rule is right. This passage was mind-blowing.... I just had to share it...

"If only we could realize that we make life so much more complicated when our approach to life is "all about me". Do you know why?? Because the rest of the world never cooperates. No one else appears to have gotten the memo. When we see ourselves as the center of the universe, we live in constant frustration because the rest of creation refuses to revolve around us." She led us to Isaiah 40:12-28. Then she says, "Sometimes what we need to cure our fat egos is a strong dose of God. Long before a certain visionary "discovered" the earth was round, God sat enthroned above the circle of the earth. Long before men were so "enlightened", God formed the light and the darkness. Long before the first billion dollars was invested in exploring space, God's own hands stretched out the heavens. Long before there was a "beginning", God had already planned the end."

Okay.... now how about those apples?? God's whole purpose is to perfect us to His glory. Life would be so much more simple if we would JUST COOPERATE!!

Now that I have had a wonderful 3 hours with the Lord... I am thinking that the clock might just read the correct time when I head back upstairs. I no longer think that I got up at the wrong time. What do you think??

But, I do have to work all night tonight... so back upstairs I head for a little more sleep.

Have a great day... In Him,

1 comment:

Regina said...

I was up at 4:15 this morning and the clock was right. I had to go to work. There use to be a day when I thought 4:15 only came once a day, but not anymore. I was up, showered, packed a lunch, and out the door I went. There was no time to sit in "our" spot, but He was definitely with me this morning. I'm so glad He knows my heart!

Thanks, for sharing Lynn!