I have a routine, each and every morning I get up and go sit in my favorite chair where I can see the sun coming up. During this time I meet with God.
For the past week my husband has been home from work. I sure do enjoy his company but the problem is he is the earliest of early birds there is.
Somehow he always manages to get out of bed way before me. I will get out of bed and he will already be out of bed right there in my favorite room of the house with his computer on doing what ever it is he does on that thing at the crack of dawn. The television will be blaring and he seems quite happy and content to stay right in that spot for several hours.
I have tried to get up earlier than him but he also has great ears and will never sleep late. Today I got up before the sun came up and I snuck around being very quiet so as not to wake him so that I could have my visit with God before he got out of bed. It was just lovely outside so I had the outside door open. Everything was perfect and new looking from the rain the night before and I could hear the birds singing.
I was sitting there in my favorite chair where I usually meet with God listening to the birds sing. I was about 2 lines into my reading then I heard my husband’s feet hit the floor. A few seconds later I saw him come walking into the room, go over to the door I had open and shut it. He mumbled something about the humidity being 96 percent today as he proceeded to turn on the television. So much for my quiet time with Jesus!
Don’t get me wrong when I tell you these things, I love my husband dearly and I love seeing his smiling face in the morning but we each have our own way we start the day and I need my God time to start my day or I turn into the whining person who’s blog you are reading right now. If I do not start my day off on the right foot I am hard to get along with and stay pretty cranky most of the day.
After a little small talk with my husband I got myself ready, told my husband good bye and headed for a shopping trip with a good friend of mine which it looked as if I was going to be late for. I was rushing to get out on the road and just as I started to pull out of my subdivision a truck came down the road pulling right in front of me and he proceeded to drive about 30 miles per hour. Not having my God time I am sure you can imagine how this added to my crankiness!
My next private place I have for time alone with God is usually the car. I was not feeling very close to God today even in the car. I tried singing along to the radio and wondering where was God today as I got more and more aggravated at my slow driving friend.
Finally! My slow driving friend pulled off on another street and I had the whole road to myself, I was free! I hit the gas and turned up the radio. It just so happened was playing a song that I do not really care for but the words hit me and I decided “gosh I need to sing along”.. so I started singing…
I will worship with all of my heart
I will praise You with all of my strength
I will seek You all of my days
And I will follow all of Your ways
I will give You all my worship
I will give You all of my praise
You alone I long to worship
You alone are worthy of my praise
I will bow down and hail You as King
I will serve You, give You everything
I will lift up my eyes to Your throne
I will trust You, I will trust You alone
I will worship, I will bow down
I will give You all my praise
The name of that song is – You’re Worthy Of My Praise, by Big Daddy Weave and Barlow Girl
Just as the song ended I said out loud, “God where are you today?” Just as the words were out of my mouth a baby deer ran out in front of my car and just stopped in the middle of the road. He just stood there calmly looking at me. I had to slam on my brakes all the while he just stands there so pretty in the middle of the road oblivious to the fact he is within and inch of dying. I barley managed to get the car stopped. Once the car was stopped I noticed he was so beautiful. I could see his big brown sweet kind eyes looking back at me. Then slowly as if he had not a care and all the time in the world he scampered off into the woods, his beautiful little white spotted coat gleaming in the sunshine.
At that moment I realized THAT was God! I had asked Him where he was and He had just shown me! He had never left he had been there all morning long showing himself to me. I just had been so angry and self absorbed that I could not see Him. He had to stop me in my tracks by throwing something in my path, forcing me to stop. He had shown me His beauty in that precious baby deer.
I found a place to pull off the road, and had my time with God then went on with my day. It got much better after that 🙂
God never seems to stop amazing me at how he works. He is always faithful always true. Though sometimes I am bull headed and blind thankfully He loves me anyway
Psalm 104:24 How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Psalm 104:33-34 I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the Lord.
Thank you for Reading and God Bless you 🙂
Here is the video for the song I mentioned sorry about the advertisement I think you can skip it.
4 thoughts on “Time With God”
“I found a place to pull off the road, and had my time with God then went on with my day. It got much better after that”
It’s true – if the day does not start as it should – cranky is what follows. I love the words of this song!!
It is a good song, I noticed that yesterday for the first time, thank you for reading 🙂
Hi T, thank you for sharing your ups and downs with your seeking time with God and for the Song, as I was reading your message a verse of Scripture came to me. it’s one that has much heart meaning for me now and when I first read it ….
Psalms 42 :1-2 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
Over the years my Time with God has changed and sometimes it is not quiet and I’m not alone but there are times it is just Him and me and tears of Joy.
I was very busy years ago and asked God to help me have His balance and priorities and for many years I woke up at 3am in the morning, it sure was quiet and I was blessed greatly, I did go to bed early.
Now as I read someone’s Blog, I talk to God and ask Him to lead me in what to write and how to pray for them, after I feel very blessed and encouraged and very close to God but mostly anytime of the day or night, I will just stop and talk to God about what is on my mind good and bad ask Him for help in understanding a verse of Scripture or thank Him for something or pray for someone, He is always there, sometimes I have woke up singing or with Scripture in my mind, or thinking about a message that needs to be shared. He is always there waiting.
Christian Love from both of us Ron and Anne.
you are so right! He is always there, sometimes I just get so darn stubborn I lose sight of Him I guess. I’m really glad he doesn’t usually let me stray to far away. Thank you so much for reading and loved the scripture 🙂