Morning By Morning

A sunrise on my way to work last week

A sunrise on my way to work last week

Unlike some, I have never learned to depend totally on the Lord to awaken me, especially when I need to get up for work on time.  On those days, I set my alarm, with a back up!

However, God does very often awaken me during the night:

To remind me of something
To prompt me to pray for someone
To bless me with His presence

Some of you may question how I know that it is the Lord waking me and not just from something that I ate before bedtime.

The only way that I know how to explain it is that when it is God, I just know.  He usually does so in the wee hours of the morning.  I hear that still, small voice and feel His gentle nudge.  Even if I feel tired and have to get up for work that same morning, I try to obey.

When I follow through, by either praying silently in bed or getting on my knees, God is so faithful to make sure that I still get a good night’s sleep.  As soon as I feel the prayer burden lift, He very lovingly puts me back to sleep.  I wake up feeling rested enough to make it through the day. 

On mornings when I never do go back to sleep, it is typically because I start fretting about the day, or decide that I just want to get up to busy myself with something on my mind. 

Perhaps one day I will learn to trust the Lord enough to let Him awaken me every day.  I would love to throw away the alarms!  In the meantime, I value knowing that He loves me enough to waken me to spend special time with Him alone.

In reality, though, the very fact that our eyes open each day is a blessing from God; this alone is reason enough to praise Him for awakening us morning by morning. 

“The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of the learned,
t
hat I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.”
Isaiah 50:4

Do you have times when the Lord awakens you?  If so, how do you respond?

Sue Nash/2014

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19 thoughts on “Morning By Morning

  1. Julie Garro

    Hello Sue, Your post reminds me of the special mornings I spent with God when I wrote my Bible Study. He woke me up around 4:00 each day for several months. The few hours I spent with Him each day were incredible. In exchange, He kept me refreshed throughout the day. But now that the project is over, I need to learn to listen to Him all over again. It’s something we always have to relearn. Blessings to you.

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Amen, Julie. I get slack with it all the time! BTW– have had on my heart for days to order your book, so I just went over to your site and did. Can’t wait to read it! Blessings

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  2. Heidi Viars

    Thanks, Sue, for this special post. There have been many times I have woken up with with an pressing need to pray, sometimes for myself, often for others. Just recently, while it’s been so terribly cold, I was up listening to the wind howling and felt impressed to pray for the homeless and those who minister to them.
    I have also found that at times when I fret over a situation in the middle of the night and pray, He gives me the answer in Scriptures in the morning during my quiet time. What a wonderful God, who works the night shift with us 🙂
    Thanks again, Sue! Your posts are a blessing!

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    1. heavenlyraindrops Post author

      Yes, Heidi…He is so wonderful. I like how you put that, ‘who works the night shift with us.’ It is such a comfort knowing that He neither slumbers or sleeps! Thanks very much for your kind feedback. Blessings

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      1. Heidi Viars

        I am currently reading “Night Shift” (God Works in the Dark Hours of Life) by Dave Shive … a beautiful read and reminder that He is there, even when it’s so very dark!

  3. Natasha

    Wonderful post Sue! There are many times He awakens me too and I too am like you. There are days when I obey and get out of bed to be with Him and pray but there are days that the covers and my flesh take over. The times I am obedient, I am rewarded in such a lovely way. I have more energy even if I have slept just a few hours…. Your posts Sue are such blessing! Blessings and love to you!!! xxx

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