Yesterday, the verse was to not worry about tomorrow. to seek His kingdom & righteousness.
to live one day at a time.
When I went to bed last night I forgot to take this to heart and had my alarms set as normal. I set a minimum of two alarms each night – one for medicine and a pre-wakeup, then again to actually get up. I got up & took my medicine with the first alarm as usual (I even remember doing this)…. 30 min later when the 2nd alarm went off – I heard nothing. I was totally unaware of anything. I woke up at 10:42! (My daughter was even shocked – she said she didn’t ever remember sleeping that late unless I was sick…) I was so frustrated, there were so many things I wanted to get done today. … ya, I’m a slow learner.
Anyway, I woke up way later than I’d planned, but I chose to thank the Lord my body waited until today to decide to demand sleep – when I didn’t have to be anywhere. As I said yesterday, the last several weeks have been a bit nuts. I’ve been going on too little sleep for too many weeks. My body rebelled. I know better.
Yesterday, in my Bible study I asked God for more strength to “get it all done”. I sought Him, I worked hard, I fought with technical website stuff all day. I believe my seeking was the same as knocking – I was feeling desperate for more strength.
Not the way I would have chosen – but He answered. I didn’t hear the alarms, I didn’t have to be anywhere (I just selfishly wanted as much of the Saturday as I could get today), and His answer: my body got several extra hours of much needed sleep. Sleep I was depriving my body of in order to get more done each day.
Then in His goodness, He allowed soooo much to get done today too!
While the to-do list is not as drivingly important as it used to be, I really wanted some things done before starting a new week. It actually all got done!