Sunday, March 30, 2008

Have mercy on me......Then sings my soul

I wonder why I continue through life trying to figure out just how little I need to do in order to be right with God.

Why, if God has sacrificed ALL, can't I get my lazy butt out of bed at 4:30 am to give him my attention? He died for me....is it really that much for him to ask of me?

My selfishness has once again separated me from my Father.

I woke up this morning feeling very alone, and while sitting in church today, this came to mind and I wrote it down on my program:


His mercies are new everyday!




While I am still feeling sad today, I know my Father is merciful. He will see me through.


I need to spend some time on my knees, crying out and asking for forgiveness.


I need to understand why I think it's okay to just try to "get by" when it comes to God- when I know he requires more of me.




Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:9-11







This is the song my heart is singing to the Lord today






Update: God has shown me this morning( Monday) that I can get up later than I think to spend some time with Him!!



8 comments:

Laurie Adams said...

Cheri,
thanks for sharing that with us today. Your comment about not being disciplined to get up at 4 am to spend time with God reminded me of what the Psalmist David had to say..."weeping may last for the night, BUT JOY comes in the morning." (Psalms 30:5) Even in our sadness,God can fill us with His joy and gladness! love ya. Laurie

Jenifer said...

As I read your post and listened to the song, the same verse that Laurie shared came to mind. Sweet friend, joy is coming. It's coming. Do not grow weary- lift your hands to heaven and grab onto the arms of your precious Savior. He is waiting to lift you from this valley that you are in.

I am praying for you!
Much love and many blessings,
Jenifer

Carol said...

Hey girl, Larry just talked about this yesterday. He said that some people get up super early, but if you come to his house at 5:30 in the morning, he will be sleeping!!

kmom3 said...

I love this song, too!
I am glad He is showing you how He desires to have you spend your morning with Him. :)
I am still trying to learn how to stay in His presence all through out my day. I have such a sweet time with Him in the morning before my girls get up, and then life hits and I am back to trying to make it on my own.
So glad He is patient and that He gives us wisdom!
Hope your week is starting great!

Digging for Pearls said...

If you have a few minutes, I would love your input on my blog in regards to the ten struggles that Christian women face. Thank you!

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Hey! Carol shared with you what first popped into my brain when I read your post!

I've asked the Father to show you when and where and what time! I know my time has changed over the years. It used to be super early, but that was for a season and praise the Lord, that season was for a short time! I do crave the morning time with Him...it just changes my entire day.

Hang in there, I believe He will bless your socks off for seeking Him.

Cheri said...

I am certain he wants me up in the morning. I tried ignoring that for a long time but finally obeyed. He did show me that 5 am will work...and what a difference that makes! I just feel better having that time in the am. My day starts off better and I can think on it all day!

Thanks for your prayers everyone! :)

Scrapping Servant said...

This is one of my husband's favorite songs :o) Thanks for sharing.