Thoughts Upon Awakening.
I’ve always thought, if there were to be another book, the title would be Just Before Dawn—Thoughts Upon Awakening. The title continues to call me just as Springtime of the Soul. Not a day goes by without a gentle nudge. And yet I’m not sure it’s about another book or just putting the words out in a different venue. So for now, I’ve decided to simply post the thoughts and words given to me early in the morning as I rise to spend time with God. It has been years since that first awakening and stepping into the middle of the night where he called me. As I sat in the dark, I asked, “Could this be God?” If so, then what did he want? Little did I know—he just wanted me.
This time alone with God has continued to be the discipline of my Christian growth. I arise to be with him. Each morning I go expecting him to be waiting for me in our all familiar spot. For me, it is the time of day that my mind is the freshest, open and available to what he has to give me. I have made it my top priority, not one among many priorities but the very first of my day. He promises the manna, but we must be there to receive it. Welcome to my musings!
The sunrise is so silent; It never makes a sound! And yet I watch in awe, here, To see the sun come ‘round.
And as I see the changing, To ever brighter hue, I think of God Who made it—A really thrilling view.
He is the Master-Painter, Of sunrise, flower and bird; His power is seen in Nature; His love in Christ, the Word.
And suddenly all nature, Awakes! The sun is up! The Son of God rose also, From death. With men He’ll sup!
Oh, what a glorious lesson, We learn at each new dawn. God’s love’s been manifested; Sin’s darkest night is gone.
–Thoughts At Dawn by Betty Z. Walker