Before You Get Up

How does God speak to you? What does He do to get your attention? Sometimes it’s the voice of others. Friends, strangers, children. Usually, it’s not the whole conversation but a phrase or a sentence. Somehow it speaks loud and clear to you. That has happened many times in my life.

Things have changed. There is a new way for me now—it’s interrupted sleep. I wake up in the middle of the night. One of the things I notice is the first thought that comes into my head. It’s one that happens before I get up. Whatever it is, I have slowly recognized it is from God. It could be something new to do the following day. Today, however, it is to straighten out a mistake I was going to make. In this case, a little one, but an important one for me. 

The confusion became clear before my feet hit the floor this morning. Now to unravel the mess that I had set in place. 

I’m fortunate there is not too much unraveling to do, but it could have been bigger. I’m glad for those divine thoughts. God, in His kindness, gives me something else to do or say today before the covers move on my bed, and He gets me up to spend time with Him. He always knows how to get my life pointed in the right direction, His direction. 

Some people may claim it’s just coincidence. I would accept their opinion if it happened only occasionally. But this is not a chance happening. It takes place on a regular basis. Always with the right timing. See, I believe God is in the small things in life as well as the big ones. 

He is fulfilling His word. He said He would never leave us nor forsake us. That includes everything in our everyday lives. Isn’t God good? 

Author: Frank

The Christian life is an adventure. It’s also a journey. Frank’s pilgrimage has been a lifelong endeavor in helping others in their spiritual walk. His foundation of biblical communication (teaching, preaching and writing) has taken his passion to another step, blogging. It is intended that these blogs will enrich your life and it is hoped that you will pass them on to encourage others.

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