Some mornings it’s hard to get up out of bed…..I mean really hard to get up out of bed! It’s so tempting to want to just cuddle down under the quilts, and go back to sleep after I hear that “beep beep beep” of the alarm. But, that signal telling me it’s time to start the day also signals my chance to once again take a look at all of the magnificent blessings that God has in store for me. From the first crow of the early rooster, to the bark of a dog when they see me awake, to the calves that “moo” knowing their feeding time is coming soon, to the aroma of the coffee brewing in the pot, this is another day that the Lord has made for us to experience and enjoy.
There is peace and joy to be found in rising early each morning. I love to step outside with the dogs as the sun is just peeking over the horizon. Everyone is so quiet and slow as they begin to awaken. As I take my first sips of coffee, I have time to reflect on my life, family, friends and the overwhelming blessings that I have been given in my lifetime. Spending these few precious minutes alone with the Lord, thanking Him for what He has done, and what He will do for me today, is the perfect way to begin my next 24 hours. I know that He holds my future.
I hope that you find time in your day to praise the Lord, and that you are enjoying the blessings of this day!