After less than six hours of sleep,
A day of running around,
The dirty dishes I washed,
Papers I cleaned up,
Chairs I organized,
I am trying to focus,
Get spirit to overcome tired body.
I think a lack of sleep produces a lack of love,
Makes my heart feel dead and cold,
And all the joy and desire I've finally been getting back (praise God!)
Slowly slip away
And I want them back
More than I want sleep.
Much more than I want sleep.
They're coming soon.
I don't know how many.
I don't know exactly how soon.
They're coming so that we can meet together,
Coming so that we can pray together,
Pour out our hearts to each other,
Then pour out our hearts to God,
Oh, to love Him.
And that's the problem.
I'm tired and worn-out and my spirit just feels dead,
And I want to.
I want to.
I open my Office program,
Pull up the document I haven't had time to add to in over a week,
And just stare.
Stare at beautiful words,
Words I pulled so carefully from a beautiful book,
And I think.
Think of what the words mean,
What they say about Him,
Who He is.
The first one I know best of all.
If asked my favorite, it's the one I'd choose.
Because knowing it changes everything for me.
1. He is (Exodus 3:6)And, oh, to think about that!
To just bask in the truth of it,
And to know.
And then the second:
2. He is who He is – and that never changes! (Exodus 3:14)Never!
I get through maybe the first eleven,
Thinking hard about who He is,
And my tired heart starts to move,
They come and we talk and we pray,
And it's the best prayer time I've been to in a long time.
So beautiful to be and to come and to love,
This was the reason I started counting ten thousand,
Because, to love God, I must know Him,
And, if I know Him, I won't be able to help but love Him.
And there are so many reasons,
So many more than I can count,
And they just keep coming back to me,
Right when I need them most,
All these blessings,
This beautiful glimpse of who God is.
I'm sorry I don't have any reasons to share with you this week.
Again, I've just been too busy,
And so, so tired.
Many things have gone by the wayside this week.
But maybe, as I did, you might want to look back?
There's not much point in going forward
If I'm not standing in awe of what I've already discovered.
Also, I think I'll be posting on the weekends from now on.
There simply isn't enough time during the week.
And it probably won't be on any consistent day, either.
Saturday, Friday, Sunday,
All depending on the week, on my schedule.
I wish I didn't have to change,
I like Wednesdays,
But I also like to sleep.
(Sylvia's already made it to - past - 10,000! So amazing to think of who He is like this!)
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