God gently prods me awake, two days in a row. In the darkness I’m out, when wide awake with a feeling.

Time to get up.

I ignored it yesterday. I kept resting uneasy, turning over and over with the same thought pushing in. Get up. When I finally swung my feet down to the carpet, it felt like failure. I knew I had missed something. I wonder on young Samuel, missing it at first.

This morning, there it was again.

It’s all I’ve heard so far. I don’t even know what I’m supposed to be doing. Writing? Praying? Listening?

But here I am, so close to the dark pushing in from the windows, one table lamp to dispel the darkness, and coffee/blanket/screen/words. Every breath a prayer, senses wide awake and gathering.

Sometimes holy ground is born of obedience. I know this.

Speak, Lord.

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3 comments on “Awake

  1. Jules says:

    Yes. Sometimes the gentle prod in my head sounds like a whispered scream – get up! And pushing the fog aside the first time is the biggest challenge. Nicely put – I am here with you.

  2. Nikki says:

    I’m with you too. I have 365 day reading plan for the Bible. I try to start my day in the Word, learning more and hearing more clearly. A couple of days have gone by and I catch up on my “assigned” reading. I wake up each morning hearing “Let’s spend time together…there is so much for you to learn and know”. And then I pull the covers over my head and push Him aside. Obedience is key. Thank you for the reminder. Blessings to you Kim!

  3. stacey says:

    Yes. Move. My word for the year and a huge challenge for me. Thank you for sharing your heart, Kim.