The Sun Kissing My Cheeks

I just changed my bedroom around a few weeks ago. Normally, I’m not the kind of woman that needs to move her furniture around once a month, but since I moved into my new home I never really liked the layout of my bedroom furniture. So I gave the walls a fresh coat of paint, put up new hardware, bought some new pictures and changed the furniture around. Now, my bed faces the only window in my room.

I’m no morning person…like really, at all. In the evening time when I’m in my prime, I pump myself up that I will wake up 3o min before the girls wake up so I can get a walk in on the treadmill or make my iced coffee and have some alone time with God. But when that alarm goes off all I seem to do is hit that darn snooze button. Who invented the snooze button anyways? I’m thinking it was someone who hated mornings as much as I do.

But this morning I woke up with the sun kissing my cheeks. I had a few words for the sun this morning. I didn’t want to be woken up by the sun or the alarm, my eyes still swollen from crying myself to sleep.

Ever had one of those nights? Where emotions and feelings control your every thought. Or loneliness creeps in? I was overwhelmed with it last night and all I could do is ask why? Why am I still alone, why do I still have feelings for someone who can’t return them, what if “it” (finding love again) never happens for me? Have you ever asked yourself those questions?

I cried out to God, please God just use me. Take every single thing I’ve been through, and continue to go through, to use for the good of your kingdom. Continue to set me on the proper paths so that I know I’m following YOU, not a man, YOU. Continue to make my heart a servant’s heart and not a lustful one. And God, please just let me know that you’re here…you see me and you’re with me.

Then the morning came. The sun was so bright it even woke up this sleeping beauty. The sun kissing my cheeks. God said “Good morning Beautiful, it is a new day. I am here and I am with you…as always.”  Psalm 16:8 says I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

Those words are sweet to my soul…just like the sun kissing my cheeks.