What woke you up this morning? Was it the alarm clock that rang obnoxiously until you finally did get up? Are you one of the people who wakes up naturally at the same time every day (that’s me!)? Did you wake up because someone came in your room and got you going? Or did one of your children decide it was time to get up before you did?
When my kids were growing up, one of them was always a challenge to get up and going. I could turn on the light, pull the covers, and yell until I was blue in the face. Nothing seemed to motivate her to get going. Wendy is one who likes to sleep until the last possible minute, so her alarm clock must go off 100 times before she stirs. Our family now has a new type of alarm clock – only this one does not stay on any rhythm and isn’t according to the sun. Leo decides he needs a treat early in the morning – or he needs his chewy picked up from under the bed – or he needs to go outside at some odd time. And the thing about Leo – he is persistent. You will not go back to sleep until he has what he feels he needs. He’s an odd but cute alarm clock.
What if, this morning, you got up because God had a plan and purpose for you? What if you rose out of bed to see what God had planned for you today? What if we woke up knowing this day held treasures we couldn’t wait to open? What if we woke up today like it was the best day ever? Sounds a bit silly, doesn’t it? Most people I know would just go back to bed – I mean, why rush it?! The thing is…God does have an amazing purpose and plan for us. He had this before we were created and he hasn’t stopped. It is good. It is loving. It does have many amazing treasures. I wonder what life might be like if we got excited about what God was up to today. It might just change our perspective. It might just change our lives. Maybe it is time to get up – God awaits – and he is the most important part of our day (God and coffee).
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
3 You search out my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
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