I am pumped this morning and I have a whole big ole bunch of stuff in front of me that I am not looking forward to. But I plan to work my way right through it, because it has to be done. I have been trying all morning to figure out why I am extra pumped this morning – I had a great time with God, but that is every morning. It is still raining and dreary outside, but I want to sing with my best James Brown imitation “I FEEL GOOD - Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now. I feel good, I knew that I would, now. So good, so good, I got you. Whoa! I feel nice, like sugar and spice. I feel nice, like sugar and spice. So nice, so nice, I got you! (Let the sax kick in – you hear it?)
I think it is because I got a great night of sleep. I actually feel rested and ready for whatever is going to come my way today. I usually do not sleep all that great, but last night was great! Let me give you some tips that I believe contributed to my great night of sleep: We need to begin our day with God and we need to end our day with God and we need to stay connected with God all throughout the day! Psalms 3:5 says “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me!” And then we read in Psalms 4:9 “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety!”
I don’t know what you are facing or dealing with, but I do know that God loves you and has a plan for your life and He does not want you to lose sweet, refreshing, peaceful sleep over something that He can take care of. Really give your life to God and then before you go to bed at night make sure that you have not taken it back from Him at some point during the day, and if you have, then make sure that you give it back!
I hope that we both get some good sleep tonight, so that tomorrow we can sing:
Whoa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now. I feel good, I knew that I would. So good, so good, I got you. So good, so good, I got you. So good, so good, I got you. HEY!!! (Spin around, take a bow and have a great day!)