I am not an early riser. The fact that I am typing this post at 6:30am is proof that God is real and he answers prayers.
Our first week of school ended Yesterday. After many months of planning, purchasing, and shopping school finally started. The prospect of teaching three children this year seemed daunting–more honestly, impossible. I really didn’t know how I was going to do it, and how my husband would find me at the end of my day.
Last Sunday at church I told as many people that would listen that I was going to start waking up at 6am to start my day, “Please pray for me” I asked. One of the things I don’t want to experience this year is doing school all day, so starting early is a must! I also need to have some quiet time with just myself and God.
I have discovered a fondness for early rises.
The house is completely quiet and still, I get to hear my own thoughts, talk with the Lord and listen.
I hear the birds singing and get to watch the gradual changes of light in the sky. I see drops of dew on flower petals and I can take a shower and get dressed without interruptions.
A week later (and a Saturday morning at that) I am so very thankful that I did ask God to help me wake up. I felt rather foolish in the asking (why does a grown woman need help waking up early) but that is my truth, where I am and what I needed. I didn’t feel mocked by him, just helped.
Yet it left me wondering, what other things have I not asked for because I thought my request foolish? Hmmm, I will have to really search myself for that answer.
Even though my children learned a lot of new things this week, I believe I learned the greatest lesson: Bring it all to the Father. Every single small and great thing. He is so anxious to help with it all.
Stay Encouraged & Be Blessed!