Sunday, October 15, 2017

many good things...


From Jesus Today, by Sarah Young…

 

BY DAY I DIRECT MY LOVE; AT NIGHT MY SONG is with you—for I am the God of your life. Take heart, My child, knowing that I am in charge of everything in your life. During the day, I command My Love to bless you in countless ways! So be on the lookout for the many good things I place along your path. Ask My Spirit to open your eyes so that you can perceive and receive all these blessings. Do not be discouraged by the hard things you encounter, for this is part of living in a deeply fallen world.

Rejoice that My song is with you throughout the night as I lovingly watch over you. If you are wakeful, use this time to see My Face and enjoy My Peaceful Presence. A tender intimacy with Me can develop when you remember me on your bedmeditating on Me in the night watches. Whether you are waking or sleeping, I am always present with you. For I am indeed the God of your life!

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

--1 Peter 5:8-9

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.

--Psalm 63:6-8 NKJV

Wow. My last post was a DOWNER. Sheesh. My deepest apologies, Friends…

My week got busier and busier and I did my best to “Let It Go.” (Thank you Elsa and Frozen!)

It was interesting that this was one of my readings/prayers/devotions this morning. My Sweet Hubby (MSH) woke up at 2:00—unable to sleep. He did his best to be quiet, but at 4:00 I realized he was up. He felt badly that he’d made me stir. I rarely get upset with him for waking me. For many, many of our over-40 years together? I’ve been the one that had sleeping problems. I couldn’t even guess how many times I’ve woken him from a deep sleep. ALOT.

Sleep is beyond important. It’s essential. Yes. I'm not going to earn The Nobel Peace Prize for this revelation. How do we make good decisions when we’re exhausted? How do we focus? Function? It’s tough. Some days it's tougher than others. I do often try to pray myself back to sleep! Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. I love the sentence: “If you are wakeful, use this time to see My Face…” I’m definitely going to go a step further during these nighttime frustrations and actually picture Jesus’ beautiful face. I’ll be suggesting that to MSH, too.

Have a SWEET Sunday, Dearest Friends…wherever in this World you are!

ELC

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