I have never been much of a morning person, and today I woke up at a beautiful 4:00am (no that is not a typo). After much time tossing and turning and many attempts to fall back to sleep… I finally surrendered and said “OK, God, if you don’t want me to be sleeping right now. Then what is it? What is it you want to tell me?”
I went downstairs, brewed loose leaf tea and honey, attempted to get over the fact that in 3 hours my eyes would be burning, (my real alarm would go off) and I would feel exhausted, ready for mid morning cat nap, (in case you haven’t guessed, I am not a morning person).
After sipping some tea, I did some morning yoga, sat in the quiet and stillness of our apartment and let my mind flow in and out of prayer/meditation.
It was one of the most peaceful, relaxing mornings I have had in a long time.
My typical routine is rush, rush, rush and rush some more… this was new and wonderful.
Sometimes God speaks to us at the most inopportune moments, and more often than not we decide not to listen, to ignore it and to keep rushing on to the next thing.
He knows our lives, hearts, and schedules, but will always want to be first. Our God is selfishly desiring our attention, time and love.
This morning was a wake up call (pun intended) for me to put Him first…maybe not everyday at 4:00am.
But today’s message told me to not lose sight of the one who makes me whole.
To make time. And He will bring me rest.