December 24, 2012
I can’t believe how easy it was for me to crawl right back in bed after I ate breakfast this morning. This is the one morning that I have time to sit and write and pray. I FINALLY get to spend some quality time with the Lord and I think I could sleep a little longer, so I get back in bed.
But I love how God knows our hearts and He wants this time too. He was looking forward to it as much as I was and He wasn’t letting me go back to sleep. And He wasn’t letting me wait till later either.
As I lay there praying, I started singing a song that my friend Farris wrote. I posted it a few weeks ago. The words say:
“And I cry to know that still I crucify Your Son. He’s the only One who hung there for me. Lord why can’t I see that the things that I do surely hurt You too?”
And as those words came to my mind, I thought about how much it hurts God when we don’t make time for Him. Or when we make a promise and don’t keep it. I think about when someone has broken a promise to me, or not showed up when they said they were coming. And how I felt let down and a little discouraged.
Then I think about how God must feel. The One to whom we owe it all! The One who gave His only Son so that we could come to Him anytime! And then we choose other things before we choose Him.
So as I was thinking these things, I jumped out of bed because I hate the thought of hurting God. And this time is so important to me. With my work schedule, it is not very often I can sit still in His Presence.
And now I am back in my special spot in the back of the TV room. I’m not rushed for time at all! And I am with the One whom I love the most! Oh how I need more of this special alone time with the Lord!