Celebrating Six Years of Sharing from this Glory-Bound Lady
Volume 6 Number 13
Posting # 257 “Well, Well, Well Morning Person!”
March 29th, 2023
Something that I want you to know about Karen.
Those friends who knew Karen and know me can testify that our personalities are very different. We were married on December 11, 1971. On December 12, 1971, I discovered something about my new bride. I suspected it when we dated. She teased me, warning me that it would be true. While I believed her at the time, I didn’t realize how very evident this would be.
My Karen was a morning person. I don’t mean coming to life later in the morning. I mean, she was a morning person as in she was awake, her mind busy, and she had twenty questions for me before the sun rose! She loved early morning. From one of her early morning times with the Lord, she entered some thoughts in her journal.
I know I shared this verse a couple of weeks ago with you. Now let me share it again and fill in some more of what she wrote about it. This verse became very special to her.
“My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3).
What a great reminder. Here’s what she wrote one day.
As a believer, we will not face God as the Judge nor will we experience His wrath. Praise the Lord! However, along the “road of life” we will have daily opportunities to sense His presence through:
1. His grace. “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of woks, lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8,9).
2. His greatness. “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3). She then briefly refers to several of the events found in the book of Exodus and concludes with the word “Wow!”
3. His goodness. “The Angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear Him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him. O fear the LORD, ye His saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him” (Psalm 34:7-9).
4. His glory. “And the sight of the glory of the LORD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel” (Exodus 24:17).
Here’s my takeaway.
Today I want to be thankful for His grace, bow before His greatness, celebrate and appreciate His goodness and anticipate seeing His glory. Friends, I want to sense His presence by starting out my day in the morning looking up and worshipping the LORD. How about you?
Let me send you on your way with a smile.
Karen was very much an early morning person. As soon as I opened my eyes, she had lots to talk about, lots to ask about, and lots to think about. As for me, I was simply trying to remember where I was and what’s my name! Well, maybe not quite that bad, but almost.
Now that I am retired and I could sleep as late as I want, I have become an early morning person. If I make it past 4:00 am, I’m doing good. If I actually make it to 5:00 am, I feel like I’ve wasted half my day! I’m sure Karen would shake her head and saying something like, “Well, well, well! Look at my ‘morning person husband’!”