I have not set an alarm clock in many years. God wakes me up every day just at the right time. With gentle creativity, He chooses a variety of waking methods, so my first thought is God and thanking Him for waking me—and the earlier the better for me. I love getting up in the night and working for Him or having Him teach me some- thing new.
The rest of the day follows suit. The Bible says to “pray without ceasing.” (I Thessalonians 5:17) Therefore, every hour is spent talking to Him, asking Him to help with clothes, work, difficult situations, asking Him to rule my day, asking Him to find my keys, thanking Him for something that just happened, coming to Him for comfort from pain in the heart, and looking to Him for His attention or approval and leading any way I can get it.
When I find myself alone in a room or in the house, I sing to Him my made-up, on-the-spot songs of adoration for His great personality, His mighty hand of justice, and His protection for the righteous. I also listen to music and find Him speaking through it. His world is beautiful and delightful. What great ideas are 24-hour days, sleep, and snuggling up in the covers with my pillow over my head while I talk to Him. After all, He is the one who made covers and pillows and the snugly feeling. I praise Him for humor, for incredibly moving music that He inspires, for happy-go-lucky children and puppy dogs, for smiling faces, and for the genius of different types of food. I praise Him for making weather different every single day so that the land, the clouds, and the sky change colors. I praise Him for putting love and peace in our hearts so there are not only smiles on our faces but also empathy for others in our hearts. The great idea list is endless.