Awake my Soul... In His Word 5:3:2021


Awake my Soul In His Word 5-3-2021

This morning I was blessed to wake to a cat trying to open my bedroom door. At first it annoyed me, but then I realized it was time to wake up so, why not? He was probably hungry. Lately it has been hard to get up because I am healing from an injury that is taking a longer time than I wanted. Do things every heal as fast as we wish?  So, getting up could go either, “yay! I can stand up and walk no problem” or “Ouch, come on knee straighten and support me.” I realized my legs were already straight and went for it! I stood up and walked! It was a great day!

Having already read a bit of scripture and thanked the Lord for the day  I rejoice in the chance to make my coffee and do my early ‘coffee stretches/workout’. I do these while it perks and the aroma is great for alerting my senses to good things to come. By the time the coffee is finished perking I am ready to break from the workout and read or check my calendar.

Today I pulled open my planner and began checking down today, and this week’s plans. Happy as the planner I started to close the book but somehow opened to January 31 and saw notes I had there. I will try to quote it below.

January 31st 2021.

He awakens me to sing His praise! For a week now, maybe more I have been awakened through the night with a song saying; “Awake my soul and sing” If you know this song, its not one to sing at night as it says to sing His praises loud! I praised His name, in worship and in spirit when I woke up to the song.  Today as I re-read my notes I had in my Bible which lead me to Isaiah 50:verse 4.

I have to stop there from the quote, because I first glanced and thought my handwritten note said Psalm 50:4 so I went there and read it…’He calls on the heavens above and earth below to witness the judgment of his people.’

I thought okay, why would I put that there? I went to finish reading the notes I had scribbled and saw it was Isaiah 50:4

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: 3-4

The Lord has given me the ‘gift of gab’ I have been told, words in which to speak and He awakens me morning by morning to sing His praises.

The problems arise, as living in a full house of 5 adults, and two cats, during this past year; I often am frustrated and as I read these verses from 4 through 9. I am filled with the words to the song.

“Awake my soul and sing. Sing His praise aloud… sing His praises loud!” My soul sings, even while my heart sinks in the depts of annoyances and problems from day to day, I can cast it aside as I sing praises to my King! It is easily cast aside with the words of His Word.

My praise quickly becomes a prayer. “Lord awaken me tossing praises in the dung and the piles of mess.

Awaken my spirit to hear Your voice.
Awaken my body to be strong and stable no matter where I am or what I am doing.

Awaken me… to bask in Your presence.

Awaken me to be near to Your heart, my God, and my King. Not just that I may feel peace in every situation but that I may know the love, hope, and strengthen that come only from you and yoru Spirit dwelling within my Heart and mind. Guide my steps. Guide, no order my steps! Guide my words that I would not sin against you, my God, and my King, I am glad that you awakened me today! ‘

Today as I recall this time, I had been going through I can thank God that today is another day of awakening to His presence in my life, in my heart, soul, mind, and strength! I can praise Him because He has awakened my soul to sing! In Jesus’ name…

The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. …Who among you fears the Lord and obeys his servant? If you are walking in darkness, without a ray of light, trust in the Lord and rely on your God.

Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.