2 a.m. is usually the quietest time in my day. The kids are mostly asleep, and Livi has already been put back to bed after her first midnight sleepwalking. Hubby and Addy are fast asleep. All the TVs, cell phones, Amazon Echo’s, Ipads and computers are turned off. Chores are done for the day, or at least as done as they are going to get. There is silence. Pure silence. The first thing I do is take a deep breath and enjoy that moment of silence.
That moment is Selah. To pause. Right before going to bed is a great pausing point. You’ve wrapped up the chaos from the day, made a plan for the days to come, your alarm is set and you are ready for the next day. Before you turn off the lamp and put your head on your pillow, pick up your Bible and read. As you pick it up, pray that God would give you wisdom to understand, and the foresight to see, how he would have you apply His Word in your life so that He may be glorified.
In the silent moments, you’re able to hear God speak to you more clearly than in the rushed, hurried, loud moments. Even in your exhaustion from the day you will absorb more than you can imagine possible. Your mind will meditate on God’s word all night long and into the next morning.
Start your day off right and end your day better. Stay in the word, even if it’s in the quiet of 2 a.m. after a long hard day. Pray expectantly. Expect God to transform your mind with His word. Expect God to transform your heart in the expression of His love to others. Expect joy always in all ways.
Matthew 4:4 – Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
Psalm 33:4 – For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
Psalm 5:3 – In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
1 John 5:14 – This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Mark 9:24 – I do believe; help me overcome my disbelief!
James 5:16 – The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.