Frequently, I wake up in the middle of the night (well, technically very early morning) and feel like God wants to spend time with me. Lately, I have not had that feeling as often.
There are times I get up and go to our upper room (room set aside for sacred time with God) and pray and spend time with God: There are other times I just shut my eyes and pray that I fall back asleep.
This morning, at 3:42am, I woke up and I was wide awake. I didn't feel that there was any way I'd be going back to sleep any time soon.
I felt like God wanted to spend time with me.
I felt like I didn't want to get up.
I felt like God had something to say to me.
I felt like I wanted Him to wait and tell me later.
I felt God gently wooing me to a still, quiet place.
I felt I had not had enough beauty sleep to go there.
Then, I felt a song enter my spirit...
"Yes, Lord yes, to your will and to your way. Yes, Lord yes, I will trust you and obey. When your spirit speaks to me, with my whole heart I'll agree. And, my answer will be yes, Lord, yes!"
I have not thought or heard about that song in I can't tell you how long.
I was raised from the bed!
Okay, not literally raised... but I did rise on my own will! : )
I could not deny the gentle, sweet Spirit of God. I could not bear to be disobedient and miss the blessing.
* I'm not always the sweet little angel mentioned above. ; ) There have been PLENTY of times that I disobeyed and bore the pain and inconvenience associated with such rebellion.
Anyway, I obeyed this time and God had a sweet surprise waiting for me in the upper room.
Tucked away in a corner all our own at 4ish am (I did manage to snag water, a banana and a bathroom break... plus there was all that arguing that I did), God and I had and early breakfast together.
I bet you can't guess the topics I found in the devotional, bible study book and book my pastor friend loaned me. They're all unrelated in title and physical place from which they came. I was drawn to all 3 of them separately, but they each had the same message...
TRUST AND OBEDIENCE
The story continues on our journey!