The 3am Wake Up Call

I woke up at 3am this morning. Usually this means I roll over, rearrange the dog between my husband and me and go back to sleep. Did not happen. I gave up at 4am after the cat, in his infinite wisdom, began to beg for attention. Thing is, it isn’t the cat but a God calling moment. These early wake ups usually are.

I am up. I have read my Bible. I have meditated and prayed (check, check, check) Then, I laugh to myself as I read yesterday’s entry, scolding myself for not doing my reading and gratitude journal early in the morning but late at night last night. So here I am, Lord, ready to be spoken to, ready to listen. I got woke for this moment.

My desk at 4am

And, with that, my favorite verses of Proverbs 31: 30 -31 lights the way and I am at peace. For those who don’t know the verse, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gates.”

Old City Gates

I know so many women whose works have gone unnoticed or taken for granted. Thank them today, you husbands, you children, and yes, you grandchildren. Without her, most things are left undone. I am not asking for me, I am asking for all women. And women, recognize your own worth in all this. You are fearfully and wonderfully made and God has endowed you with some many talents. Love yourself!

Oscar

And, as always, Oscar has his last say on my desk as I start the work of my hands.

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