I woke up this morning...earlier then norm. Just woke up. Usually my alarm clock is Ava jibbering "momma, momma" or Brad's Droid beeping endlessly - which, makes me grumpy. Not so much a great way to wake up. Clarification - the Droid makes me grumpy, not the calling of a little monkey next door.
As soon as my alertness came to me I had the thought - "I should get up and grab some quiet time with my God". Only...I waited too long and then fell back to sleep. But then a few minutes later, I woke up again. Ava was still asleep and I could hear the shower running... strange. Only strange because usually the shower wakes Ava up.
So, while it was still calm - I took my chances (my second chance, ahem...) at some quiet time. I cuddled up on the oversized chair with my bible, journal and a pen. I opened up to 1 Peter and let the word of God speak. And while I'm reading it occurs to me that I need to do this specific thing more often. There is value and gain to getting up and preparing your mind and life for a day. There's a supernatural peace and serenity to starting a day with the Lord of all creation. I rarely do this, but...I'm trying. Ava slept in for another 35 minutes and I know full well that it was because God allowed her that time...and me that time. Because I know that my personal God knew my heart needed his words this am. Jesus, our prophet, needed to speak to me through His word and remind me of one thing... "gird up the loins of your mind". And, that's all I needed - and that's all I meditated on for those 30 minutes (and 5 to make a pot of coffee).
Because although I'm not out in an office reporting to a supervisor, or... working construction, or counting money for a company or... whatever... my full time job takes mental strength. And, though very partial... my "client" is the most important.