I love my children. Absolutley.
I also like to sleep and do what I want...which can conflict with my other above-mentioned love.
What do you do? Well, historically I have complained, grumbled, gotten upset, smiled and gotten up at Arwen's AM chirping and grunting.
Two days ago I had a little lesson. The staccato burst of our one year old's gfrowing voice broke the moring air. I lay there eyes open thinking...another cry. I know it's my job to get up. Marci does the night watch, I'm supposed to get up now. Come on, get up now. My body doesn't move. I lay there, eyes open thinking. Marci says something. Okay!
Like a flash it comes. Righteousness! That's what I need. I thought about Ecclesiastes and the message it has.
It is good for a man to find joy in his work. This is a gift from God. I'm thinking now. Yea, what am I wanting to sleep in for? This is my place for joy. Righteousness! Doing the right things from a right heart. Righteousness will bring peace and joy.
Will the covers over my head and a little grumble, grumble get me more rest? NO!
Will a check in my attitude and a littleHoly Spirit infused strength and prayer get me runnin'? YES!
Righteousness is what we need from waking up to going back to sleep. I'm telling you!