I can drink coffee like the best of them and fall right to sleep. Except tonight. For some reason, tonight my mind refuses to rest, my thoughts bouncing around in my brain, ricocheting like pinballs from one random thought to the next. I toss and turn in bed, destroying and semblance of order in the covers, leaving socks and other clothes lying about, frustrated with myself that I can’t sleep. I know it won’t be long before my beloved canine wants to go outside, at which time I will likely retreat to my family room couch.
My mind quickly churns through the weeks events, replaying conversations in my mind, revisiting upcoming plans and schedules, anxious for things left undone.
Chamomile tea calms me and brings my thoughts into focus and I open my Bible ap to Psalms and begin to read
PSALM 20[r] For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.2May he send you help from the sanctuaryand grant you support from Zion.3May he remember all your sacrificesand accept your burnt offerings.[s]4May he give you the desire of your heartand make all your plans succeed.5May we shout for joy over your victoryand lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. 6Now this I know:The Lord gives victory to his anointed.He answers him from his heavenly sanctuarywith the victorious power of his right hand.7Some trust in chariots and some in horses,but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.8They are brought to their knees and fall,but we rise up and stand firm.9Lord, give victory to the king!Answer us when we call!
Am I His anointed? How do I know?
I realize I haven’t talked with God much this week. So it’s time to rest in His embrace and tell Him all the things on my mind, my work, my friends, my family, people’s health and well-being… yes, of course I am His. He didn’t go anywhere. I did.
Love You, my Father. Bring me back and help me to focus on you.
My hearts desire is truly that all know Him fully and my life plans are His to make.
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