I have mentioned here, on several occasions, my propensity to awake in the early hours for no apparent reason and the frustration it causes me.
I forgot to mention that often when I wake it is to pray. Last year God showed me in quite a few really dramatic ways that He was awakening me to pray at key times. I got to the point that I committed if I awoke in the wee hours I would try to listen for any guiding and if I didn’t hear specifics to just offer up my faith and pray without knowing.
The thing is when you wake up between 3 and 4 in the morning, on a consistent basis, you aren’t always so clear…though wide awake. As well, in the past I woke up because I was fretting about something. And then there is the fact that I am a notoriously light sleeper anyway. So I woke up this morning without something pressing on my spirit and I started thinking about some things I am working on, got up grabbed my Bible and journal and made some notes. I worked for a little bit and then I remembered Hurricane Rita.
I got online (my only news source) and realized I awoke about the time the store hit.
You know that 60’s war song “Where have all the flowers gone?”? Paul and I like to sing the refrain “When will we ever learn” often substituting “we” for “you” at each other and on rarer occasions to ourselves. It is ringing in my head.
I am writing this down to, hopefully, imprint it on my brain and spirit.
Note to Self:
Alison, you are a bit of a twitcher. Anxiety has been your alarm clock on occasion and yes, sometimes you awake when lint is stirred but most of the time you awake for a purpose known or otherwise. When you wake up you are going to pray FIRST even before you try to figure out why you are awake. Maybe in the praying you will know. Regardless you WILL pray. Are we clear?