The Power of God's Word.
His Word is so fresh and alive and active... Today it woke me up like a crashing, cool wave!
Groggy, half dazed I slowly dragged myself out of bed this morning. I was awake... but just barely. And, I had wanted to sleep in! But, I was awake.
Something within my soul beckoned me out of my warm, comfy bed this morning. Early. So, I turned off the alarm-not-yet-rung and dragged myself out of bed, quickly donning my thick warm sweatshirt in hopes to preserve some warmth from my bed.
Coffee. A cookie. Slippers and a blanket to cover my legs. I sat down in my special chair, for that quiet moment with the Lord.
To be honest, I was still groggy. I hadn't even had a sip of the coffee yet, or a bit of the cookie. And, I had little expectation. ...little thought really---half awake.
I opened His Word and read my "assigned" reading for today. ...it was just routine at this point.
"The heavens declare the glory of the Lord..." (Psalm 19)
How else do I explain?! Bam!! The life, the breath, the emotion, the sweet Truth that hit my soul like a massive wave---and in an instant it woke me up. I was awake! Very awake.
I had read that very verse yesterday, too. It was good. It was Truth... but there was no "Bam!" His Spirit had quietly nudged me with a different portion of Scripture... a quiet whisper, a tender tug.
But today... Wham!
I am so glad I headed that call, the beckoning, this morning. I am so glad He gave me the ability to drag myself out of bed.
It never ceases to amaze me. The Power and the Life that is in Him. The Breath that is in His Word. All I did was show up.