Midnight Musings

Rain is dribbling down outside; i am awake and it is past midnight.  This is very unusual, I like my sleep, i love to sleep while it is raining... so why am I awake?

Sometimes I feel like I am my own worst enemy.  That is how i feel right now.  My Soul is stirred, I hear myself saying things to myself that I can't possibly DO anything about - especially right now, in the middle of the night.  Plus, I think, maybe the Lord has something to say in the matter.

"Lord... Teach me to Know Your Voice."

I just turned over to my favorite Bible Link, and found this as the verse for the day:

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—” - 1 Corinthians 2:9

Very fitting; I have been so "happy" lately - seriously filled to overflowing with joy and hope and anticipation for what God is doing, will do, and has done.  Tonight, after proclaiming my needs and my hope to fellow believers, my soul is rattled with anxiety.  What? Hello! So... are you telling me to move on something here Lord?  Maybe....

May my steps be sure and steady.  It's time for me to move on some ideas, knock on some doors....

So my #3 Memory verse comes into play.  I have some friends doing the memorizing thing with me this year, and one of them brought up a familiar one: Romans 8:28-30.  Tonight my small group chewed on Romans 8 together: it was good stuff.  I believe my soul is in need for 8:29-32.  So, that is it for me for the next two weeks.


28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

Comments

Melanie said…
I LOVE 1 Cor. 2!! It goes on to say ...But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Amazing!
Tammie said…
...caffeine had an evil hand in why i was awake...
Melanie said…
Caffeine will do it to ya! Still..when your mind is full...scripture and prayer is the best way to deal with it!
Billy said…
On nights when I can't sleep, and have something rattling around in my head, I write extreme details (that's just me) in my cool new electronic journal. Sometimes it gets me just tired enough to go back to sleep.

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