Thursday, August 6, 2009

Waking up Late Messes with my Head

I woke up late today.

Too late to have my "quiet time"....and so late that I didn't have time to dry my hair before leaving the house.

My sweet Larry doesn't fare well on those days that I hit snooze, because I generally treat him like it's his fault. For example, today, my coffee didn't taste right (his fault); his attempts at humor were met with an annoyed eye roll; and each time he tried to make me laugh, I acted like "that was the dumbest thing I have ever heard".

Ewww.....when I don't spend quality time refreshing my mind in the Word FIRST thing in the morning, I am yucky.

On the way to work (we rode together this morning), I read Lysa Terkeurst's Proverbs 31 devotional aloud. The basic point was that we should allow the peace of Christ to rule our hearts - - and in doing this, we must make the choice to overcome petty aggravations and disappointments. I love the statement she used, "If this is the worst thing that happens to me today, it's still a pretty good day."

After I finished reading the devotional, Larry grinned at me and told me that I could just dust myself off and say, "If bad tasting coffee is the worst thing that can happen to me today...then it is still a pretty good day".

I had to smile; and when I dropped him off, I drove through Starbucks. :)

Colossians 3:15-17, "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." (NIV)
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Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Amen! What a cute story and SO true. I often say, "If that's the worst thing...", but I don't know if I mean it in context to Christ. Thanks for giving me a new perspective on it!

Glynnis Whitwer said...

Ah yes, I know about waking up in a not-so-delightful mood. It seems like time with God shakes all that self-focus off, and replaces it with God-focus. Thanks for the reminder to make that time a priority. Starbucks comes in 2nd for a good attitude adjuster. I'm a Carmel Macchiato lover.
In His Love - Glynnis

Runner Mom said...

Loved this!! Thanks for sharing! And, don't you love it when God speaks to our hearts with a devotion? He is just so awesome!