Ever wake up and feel like you are in a fog? I did today. My first thought was: Maybe this is a sign from God I should go back to bed. (I am not a morning person.) I threw a load of laundry into the dryer, made coffee, and went back to bed. The dog got in bed and snuggled under the covers, he seemed pleased with my decision. (He's still under the covers over an hour later.)
As I sipped coffee and thought about my friends who are in need of much prayer as well as the situations in the world which also require much prayer, I decided going back to sleep was not an option. I need to remember this is a day the Lord has made and rejoice and be glad in it. I find on mornings like this it is a good idea to read uplifting passages in the Bible. One of my favorites is Matthew 5:
Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend and Gig'em Aggies!