Night-Time Awakenings

Night-Time Awakenings
Aletha HinthornI recall that the days of caring for my mother during her terminal illness were too full to allow for those blocks of time I needed to be alone with the Lord. Before going to sleep at night, I would often say, “Please, Jesus, wake me up tonight to spend time with You.” And He would awaken me so that I was surprisingly wide-awake.

He continues to do that when I ask Him. The phone doesn’t ring between 2 and 4 a.m. and distractions are minimal. The time is God’s, and I have found myself looking forward to going to bed in anticipation of those nighttime awakenings.

God’s perfect ways are as varied as His people. He will give us the time He wants to meet us that best fits us and our schedules.

The time we meet with God will not be set in concrete for our entire lives. A disciplined life allows flexibility and God will give us grace to find the time that is right.

Thank You, Jesus, meeting us in the times that best fit our schedules.

"I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting" (1 Timothy 2:8).

Today's Prayer Request
Pray that women who attend will see their need. God won't meet our need until we realize we have one. Pray that they will be willing to acknowledge before God their deepest needs as He reveals them.