When I went to bed last night, I had a few wonderful thoughts about the sleep I thought was ahead. I felt that I was falling asleep at a decent hour, and I would have an extra half hour to sleep due to one less obligation in the morning. A scream at 1:30 am changed that. My 3 year old occasionally wakes up sick due to digestive issues. It has been a long time, but this was the time. I got up to clean up and help her. It lasted about 30 minutes. I returned to bed, but guess what?!? I could not fall asleep. After almost an hour, I got up to snack and drink something. Now I sit here typing a blog post in hopes that I will asleep soon (hopefully quickly after I submit this for the world to read😀).
Isn’t it funny how we make plans? My plan was a solid night of sleep. For a little over 2 hours, it was nice and solid. It took me a few minutes before I could get it together to get out of bed to take care of the one I call “the boss lady”. (She’s a feisty little 3 year old.)
A passage of Scripture comes to mind. James 4:13-15 says this:
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.””
We are so quick to make our plans and boast in them. Then life happens. We must remember that One greater than us has direction for us and has better plans, even if that means a few hours of missed sleep. But I was able to remember this sweet biblical reminder.
Now it’s time to go back to bed for part two of my sleep…if the Lord wills.
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Mike, At the end of each communication with God through prayer, whether in petition or gratitude, I always end it with…I know Lord, Your Will Be Done.