Writing into the night, it was almost midnight by the time I went to bed. I rose at five to walk the dog and feed the pets. With nobody to answer to, I climbed back onto my gel-topped mattress and covered myself with a plush down comforter. This soft heaven was a great way to begin my vacation.
My body could reawake when it was really ready to start the day. I did not set an alarm. The sun was shining and the birds were singing but the first day of summer could wait.
Or so I thought.
At 7:15, our dog, Otis, started to bark. He doesn’t bark very often. He was very insistent.
I was so comfortable though!
I turned over and snuggled into my bed cloud.
He barked louder to really get my attention.
I knew he was right. I’d had enough sleep. In humorous agreement as I flung off my covers, I found myself saying with a smile:
“Thank you God for talking to me through my dog! I am getting up now.”
Every day is a blessing. There is no reason for a snooze button. My heaven is now and I answer to Him every day. I can’t wait to see what else He has in store for me on this beautiful day.
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born in the spirit.
– John 3:8
I do hear you and even though I don’t know which direction we are headed, I am dedicated to this journey. Amen.
Prayer should be a way of life.
A life sentence.
Both a noun and a verb:
A feeling of great pleasure and happiness –
…and delight in the Lord.
Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
I Timothy 5:23
So it is so.
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
which is in you
which ye have from God
and that ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price.
Therefore glorify God in your body
and in your spirit
which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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1) Full of (life) energy, enthusiastic (about the Holy Spirit), determined (to spread the word)
2) Having a specific (angelic) character, (positive) outlook on life or (peaceful) mood
The promise of the day is written in the sky.
Photo credit: Lynn Champion Lambert