Up & At ‘Em

Originally Posted March 14th, 2011

It happens every year…springing forward means the incredible gift of longer days and more sunshine to enjoy, however it also brings with it the loss of an hour, which can be a rough adjustment.  It’s just one tiny hour, who knew it could be so difficult?  But today, when my alarm started beeping at what felt like 5:20, I was not a happy girl.

  “Awake, O sleeper,
      rise up from the dead,
      and Christ will give you light.”
 Ephesians 5:14 (NLT)
Whether we are sleeping or awake, God is always at work.  I recently heard Priscilla Shirer  tell a story about waiting at a stop light and trying to corral her boys into behaving from the driver seat.  The minute she looked up, she had missed the light and her opportunity to go forward. “Sometimes,” she said, “In being distracted, you might miss your chance to go forward.”   

I might add to that, sometimes, we’re so tired, and our eyes are so tightly shut, that we miss out on seeing what God is doing in our lives.  This week, even though each morning my body will dread my alarm, I want to wake up each morning, ready to see what God has in store for me.  He is always moving and I don’t want to miss a minute!

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”  
Psalm 143:8
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