Ok, so I’m not so good at sleeping till daylight. I accept that. I honestly think it’s genetic, because my dad was always up before the roosters. But there’s more to it, I think. When I wake up at five o’clock in the morning, it’s not a sleepy, groggy kind of coming awake. No, it’s an instantly-awake, feeling-refreshed, must-get-up kind of waking up… typically accompanied by music in my head that pushes back the covers of my mind and nudges me to the kitchen for my coffee.
Morning is also God’s time. It’s when he meets me first thing with music and lyrics in my head that call me to worship, study and write whether it’s 5:00 or not. The Psalmist mentioned morning time with God often…
Psalms 90:14 says, “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”
Psalms 5:3 is one of my favorites… “In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.”
Every morning I am awakened by the song in my head, by God’s singing over me, and now I have come to expect it! I’m rarely disappointed, and when I am it’s mostly because I’m not listening. Like the Psalmist said, I EXPECT God to meet me here every morning. And God is faithful to do it. I don’t have to make my coffee and sit at my desk hoping he will show up, because he’s already there, waiting for me.
This morning, The Lord was singing over me with words he gave me a few weeks ago. I wrote them down and have been working on this song, but it’s not finished. Maybe this was a reminder to do just that.