He Woke Me Up This Morning and Started Me On My Way

I woke up one morning with the realization that I did not wake myself up. The alarm clock didn't awaken me either. I knew it was our Father who awakened me for His purpose. We used to sing this song with the words "He woke me up this morning and started me on my way." I began thinking about some of the words of King David as He said in Psalm 23:2

He maketh me to lye down in green pastures, He restoreth my soul.
— Psalm 23:2

Even where David said in the 5th verse,

He prepareth a table before me in the presents of my enemies
— Psalm 23:5

For it is He who is doing the work in our lives. So often times I think of all that is going on around us, and almost everywhere we go, there has never been a day when there is not a need to spend time in prayer and meditation, for our loved ones and people all around us. When Jesus was 12 years old Mary and Joseph were looking for Him and they found Him in the Temple, ministering with the Elders.  They asked Him,

Did you not know we were searching for you?” He replied, “I must be about my Father’s business.
— Luke 2:49

That realization came to me, but I wish it would have come a lot sooner, maybe it would have saved a lot of heartache.  But I am grateful that it did. I learned that it is only the Love of the Father that can change lives. For we are new creatures in Christ Jesus, who reconciled the world unto Himself. He has reconciled us unto Himself, even when we were not thinking about Him. Even when we were not sold on Him. He was sold on us. He new what he had invested in. We love Him because He first loved us. The Father's business is now our business. Jesus knew His business. He wants us to share in the Family business. As you awaken each morning, remember it is He who has awakened you. Spend some time in prayer or meditation. Give Him thanks for  knowing that it is He that is going to take you through this day that He has awakened you to. For he saith I will perform that that I have called you to do. As I am trying to keep this short and sweet, let us as the Family of God, Lift up in prayer all of the Body of Christ. He doesn't leave anyone out. There has never been a day like this day, this glorious day for the Father's business to be done in and through us. Spend some time with Him. You won't reget it. God bless you.

-Harvey Turnage Jr.