July 20, 2016

Upon Waking


Upon waking, and lazily tossing my head on my soft comfy pillow as another early morning pulls at me, I know that it’s time to wake up, time to leave the cozy covers and get on with my day.

But there is something pulling at me, there is an invitation, a voice so familiar, a gentle voice I've heard before comes back and clears away the foggy sleep and says, "I am here, wake up to ME."

And I remember…waking up every morning isn’t just about diving into another day and a long to-do-list. It is about another day to journey with the Lord, another day to rejoice in my Father’s presence, another day to take His hand and walk through it all with Him by my side, guiding, leading, loving me.

And so upon this waking, before my eyes open wide or feet slip to the floor, before I make a cup of coffee, before I start my day, I will choose to start my day with Him.

I breathe in this brand new day with a smile forming on my waking face and in my waking heart.

Psalm 143:8  
Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.