I realized he was suffering from "cat anxiety" and wanted to make sure we did not try to get up and leave again.
However, the old cat paws and LOUD purring at 3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. is what had me up so early this morning.
By 4:30 a.m. I could take it no longer, so I got up and sat down with God's Word! You know, some of the most precious, intimate times I've had with the Lord Jesus have been early in the morning (in Jewish tradition-during the 4th watch- 3:00am-6:00am).
I am getting ready to make a very difficult decision in my life and I need His guidance and could use your prayers!
When I was a junior in High School, I gave my life to total service to the Lord with the musical talent He gave to me. I went to a Christian college and received a Church Music degree (which you cannot get there now). I have played the piano or organ somewhere every Sunday and Wednesday since I was a teenager. My husband and I have longed to work in a ministry TOGETHER. You see, I usually end up in the music ministry at church and he ends up working with children's church or young people's class. We have a deep desire now in our latter years (not too latter...lol), 62 and 63, to either work together in a nursing home ministry or somewhere where we can minister to others in a one-on-one situation TOGETHER. Please pray for me as I plan to resign from my current position at our church and branch off into another area with my husband. Please don't misunderstand me, because I think traditions are a good thing to a certain point-- but I am beginning to think we have "traditioned" the Holy Spirit right out of our services. I, at this point in my life, am not so interested in belonging to a denomination, as serving a living Lord. That doesn't mean I've not been able to serve Him in a denomination, I have. But I have a sense of urgency about sharing Christ with others in more ways than just with my music. HE IS COMING SOON!! And we, my husband and I, want to have a more "hands on" approach to sharing Christ with others.
When Joshua was at the point of assuming Moses' responsibilities and lead the Jewish people into the promised land, the Lord said, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified: do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
Whenever I have earnestly sought God's will, He has never led me astray. So I am trusting Him to take us in the direction He wants us to go.
He can do the same for you, my dear readers.......just have faith.........and if you don't have enough faith, He will give you that too! He says, "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." Don't forget to spend special time with the Lord each and every day!