If you can’t sleep at night…

I haven’t been sleeping too good lately.  I don’t have problems getting to sleep.  But at the strike of 3AM I wake up.  So what do I do at 3 AM?  I walk around a bit… typically eating something.  Last night I watched FOX News as I ate raw chocolate chip cookie dough with a cold glass of milk.  YUM… YUM!!!

I can’t figure out why I am waking up at odd hours of the night.  I was telling Lori about it this morning.  She asked, “What do you do at 3 AM?”  I told her my story.  Lori fired back a response, “Sounds to me like you should be praying!”

Well, she didn’t have to hit me so hard!  She’s right.  I have had several people on my mind to be praying for.  I have also had a desire to be with God and to hear him in the silence.  James (a good friend of mine) recently told me that the best time to pray is between the hours of 2 and 3 AM.

I had forgotten Lori told me that this morning until I read Oswald Chambers a few moments ago.

Then don’t worry anymore about yourself, but begin to do as Jesus Christ has said, in essence, “Pray for the friend who comes to you at midnight, pray for the saints of God, and pray for all men.” My Utmost for His Highest, June 21.

I have had several people on my mind recently who I need to be praying for.  The next time I can’t sleep at night I will be taking the advice of The Warrior and adding them to my cookie dough and milk.

Perspective from the porch

I enjoy my time I spend on Saturday mornings so much.  It’s been a great morning on the front porch.  I have seen my friendly little rabbit and a truck load of squirrel’s!  No deer today – how sad!  I have a squirrel fussing at me right now… it’s starting to get on my nerves… Lori just came outside and scared it off.

There is so much I have learned and/or gained over the course of the past week.  I’ve decided each Saturday morning I will begin recapping those things each week in “Perspective from the porch.”

After looking over the past week there are several things that I have stood out to me:

  1. My life is filled with great pleasing things to God.  It is also smudged with the history of sin.  Yet, God has chosen to call me to be one of His… for His glory.
  2. Life is not about me.  My FOCUS is to be on God. 
  3. Pray for my friends.  “When Job prayed for his friends…”
  4. I have great friends!!
  5. God seeks out those who belong to Him to give them strength. 2 Chronicles 16:9.
  6. Don’t let the trash pile up!  Guess I will be heading back to the dump today.