The light started peeking in the window around 5 am. I dozed for a little while, but about thirty minutes later, I decided to get up. Sunrise was at 5:30 am. Yikes! I do enjoy the long days and the warmer temperature.
After drinking my coffee and having my quiet time, I decided to go get my steps in. The temperature was a nice cool, fifty-six degrees. It is amazing how many people are walking around the neighborhood at 6:30 in the morning. There are bikers, runners, walkers and people walking their dogs.
I am always amused at how many people have their earplugs in and are listening to music. To me, the natural music is my surroundings. The red-winged blackbirds are squawking, the doves are cooing and the hawks are soaring and screeching.
Today the wind was blowing, so I could hear chimes in the background as well as the rustling of the leaves. Also, there was a train going down the railroad tracks and blowing the horn.
As I walked along the sidewalk, I thought of the words that I had read earlier.
"I have written your name on my hand." Isaiah 49:16. To think, He knows me by name. Just like the shepherd knows his sheep and He knows them by name.
I sometimes wonder does He even care? Does He know when I am hurting or when I am sad? Does He know when I feel insecure or when I don't have the confidence to do something?
The answer is Yes, Yes & Yes! He does know! He is right there with me; guiding, directing and pushing me to be the best that I can be. He gave me the mind and the feet to move forward. I sometimes, just need to do that.
Max Lucado, an author and minister, said these words "If God is able to place the stars in their sockets and suspend the sky like a curtain, do you think it is remotely possible that God is able to guide your life? If your God is mighty enough to ignite the sun, could it be that he is mighty enough to light your path? If he cares enough about the planet Saturn to give it rings or Venus to make it sparkle, is there an outside chance that he cares enough about you to meet your needs?"
As I am looking at my future and pondering the direction that I need to go, I just need to step-out and as Nike says "Just Do It".
When I got home, I looked at the palm of my hand and knew that my name was written on God's hand and that He wants the best for me. So whatever you are going through, take a minute and listen as He whispers, close your eyes and see His hand as He writes your name.
Today is a new day and a new beginning!