someone called me at 8 a.m. this morning.
i refused to open my eyes. grabbed the phone
next to me. morning again?!! i hate mornings.
i wasn't like this most of my life. i ran out at 5:30 a.m.
every morning for years when i was marathoning. then
i had babies and young children. they are ALWAYS
awake early. but today? it just takes courage to wake
up and figure out how i can be productive with hours on
my hands. i am never inspired to start with a quiet time.
please don't judge me. i want to check my emails. to
see what is on the news. well, really, i just don't want
to do anything...but stay under the warm covers.
but.....starting my day with Jesus, i know everything will
work out better. it always does. in my little devotional book
by sarah young, she says ... "give yourself fully to the
adventure of today. walk boldly." she reminds me that
Jesus is my Companion. my Peace.
in colossians and 2nd corinthians, it says: "though
He was crucified in weakness, yet He
lives by the power of God. for we also are weak
in Him, but we shall live with him by the power of God."
so now you know something more about me. mornings!
it is like facing a tornado, and i have to walk through it to
start my day. i think it is more than the bills i have to
take care of and being alone and having to try and
stretch my money to survive. i really get up and give
life my best because i have the four sweetest sons on
earth and two grandchildren and they are counting on
me to make it.
it really helps me to go to the gym and
run for two hours. my 30-day membership has
expired, but i am ready to barter and give up all
kinds of things to try and get a year at the gym.
so, today, with the crack and noise of the hard
stuff ringing in our ears, i know Jehovah Jireh
is our Provider. Jehovah Rapha is our Healer.
and i am going to run this Race, knowing you are
beside me, and if we have to eat dirt and forget
all kinds of pleasures, we ARE sure that Jesus
loves us and will see us through.
never, ever, ever, ever give up.
there are surprises God has lined up for
us along the way. for me, the hardest part
is just getting up in the morning.