I’ve always been a NIGHT OWL … I think my biological clock is just set for productivity during those dark hours when everyone else is (or SHOULD BE) asleep!! However, every once in a while, my biological clock gets a little confused, and I wake up with FULL ENERGY at the crack of dawn … it’s a strange phenomenon for me – but the last 2 mornings as I’ve woke up earlier than usual, I will admit (begrudgingly!!) that one is QUITE productive as well when they get up EARLY when the ol’ body is cooperating. I’m not holding out hope this will last because while I am seeing myself be all perky and alert so early in the day, the back of mind is still saying, “I wish I were still ASLEEP!!”
Thank the Lord Miriam had a great nap day yesterday at normal hours (which in the irony of my life will probably mean that TODAY she will NOT); but she was in bed BEFORE midnight, which is cause for great celebration here!! We HAVE GOT TO get back on a suitable schedule. That said, she is still sleeping this morning – for which I am also thankful – as I was anticipating a night of wakefulness with her as her nose has been a snot factory (sorry, that’s just the facts!). Hopefully the rest will do her good.
Meanwhile, I’ve found myself in Psalms this morning … in my quest to read through the Bible at my own pace. God knew when I started this in January of 2009 that I needed to be in Psalms at this stage of my life in October of 2011; I have no doubt about that!!
which I read in a commentary actually means “Blessed be the Lord, who DAILY bears our burdens.” What a benefit to us to have a God who helps us carry our load … or maybe even carries it FOR us?! In any case, He can have all mine today because my brain is tired of thinking about several issues I’m wondering what to do about or what will be … He can take care of them in His time. I’ll work on waiting and being patient.
One last thought: I’ve always heard that God answers prayer by saying Yes, No, or Wait. Here’s another perspective on that~
God’s 3 answers to your prayers:
2. Not yet.
3. I have something better in mind.
“God’s ways are not our ways; His ways are better.”