He Awakens Me... In His Word~ 2-15-2021


He Awakens Me…                               In His Word 2-15-2021

The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary.

Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. Isaiah 50:4

Each day we awake with a new beginning, but we do not always know it, or rather realize it. Our God opens our eyes to newness each day and yet we often grumble that its cold or its too early to get up. We drag ourselves out of bed and head for the coffee or tea pot and ingest food. Then we may haphazardly read through the Bible and say a prayer or two thinking we are such good people because we gave God time. But what about taking the time to understand, really understand what He wants to awaken in you?  

 “You have said, ‘What’s the use of serving God? What have we gained by obeying his commands or by trying to show the Lord of Heaven’s Armies that we are sorry for our sins?  From now on we will call the arrogant blessed. For those who do evil get rich, and those who dare God to punish them suffer no harm.’” Then those who feared the Lord spoke with each other, and the Lord listened to what they said. In his presence, a scroll of remembrance was written to record the names of those who feared him and always thought about the honor of his name. “They will be my people,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “On the day when I act in judgment, they will be my own special treasure. I will spare them as a father spares an obedient child. Then you will again see the difference between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.” Malachi 3:14-18

Maybe you re like those people who awake and wonder today, why bother getting up? Its all useless, the world is not the world anymore, my job is gone, my house will be soon, what is the point?

Seek the Lord. He is there waiting; He has awakened you for His purpose! Ask Him where to go for the next job, why may not be an option, but seek His direction and guidance and open your ears and eyes to the answers around you. Sometimes it is not what we think it will be, but God has a plan. Trust Him. Remember He is a God of mercy.

I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy. Malachi 3:2

Even in the dark days, remember Him for He will remember you. Keep praying, keep worshiping Him with your life, with your song, with your heart… and trust Him to bring you through this dark hour to the light.

Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord!  I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights. Malachi 3:17-19

We need to be prepared for things to change, to be different than that which we closed last year. We need to be ready to still show ourselves approved by God. We need to be set and ready in the Word of God and that means by reading, praying, and worshiping Him in our spirit and in our lives.

So, prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So, you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You did not know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:13-16

Do not focus on the bad but instead seek God for the good! He is after all the author and finisher of our faith! Look for the silver lining in each day; the break of sun shining through a cloudy day. Take that time to sit in it and bask in His presence!

Try this; listen to worship songs, speaking the Psalms and Hymns and listen to them in eagerness to apply the words to your heart and mind. Make them your heart cry to the Lord.

When my youngest was born beyond blue I had peace because of a scripture that had been applied to my heart. He will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him!

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3

I handed my husband the Bible beside me and told him to do the same, to find a scripture to stand on in Jesus’ name!  It is amazing the things we can get through when we keep our minds on Him!

Sure, there are a lot of things out there to fear, and tremble over, but I would rather tremble at the blessings of God which He has poured over me!  I would rather focus on the good. Seek Him when He awakens me physically and ask Him to awaken my spirit to serve Him as He would have me serve. To worship Him as He would have me worship, and to love others as He would have me love… In Jesus’ name!


Now, who will want to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So, don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ.  Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong! Christ suffered[d] for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.                1 Peter 3:13-18

Our suffering may not compare to that of Christ on the cross, but even so it may seem that way to us now. Jesus sought the Father to find another way, yet He still suffered the death for our sins. He obediently walked in the way He should go, even though it was difficult to grasp in the moments before it, and I am sure agonizingly painful in the midst, He pushed on for us. So, if Jesus can do that for us, we can respond in kind when He awakens us.

Not my will but thine be done, oh Lord. I will rise! I will get up and write! I will get up and pray! I will get up and do the will of the Father, that I may please Him. In Jesus’ name

Read some more? Habakkuk 3:1-19, Malachi 3:1-18, 1 Peter 1:1-25, and 1 Peter 3:1-22.