The first few minutes in the early morning, before the rest of the world wakes up, are very precious to me. I love the stillness and the quiet in these moments, before the day begins. I look forward to these moments and the time I will get to spend with my Lord Jesus, reading and learning from His Word, and finding inspiration for the spiritual gift of “creative writing” He has given me.

However, I’d been so tired recently, that I was hitting the snooze button to the point of missing out altogether, on the quiet time I had scheduled to read my Bible and to pray. I would end up having to rush frantically to get to work on time and end up regretting that I didn’t get up when the alarm sounded in the first place.

I realized I needed God’s help, to better manage my time. So, I prayed that He would help me get up when the alarm went off, so I could spend those first few minutes of the day with Him, uninterrupted. I asked for double the amount of rest for every hour I was able to sleep. I asked to wake revived and refreshed to start the new day.

The very next morning, an old typewriter, projected onto the movie screen of my mind. There were no hands on the keyboard, but just like a player piano, keystrokes typed out the letters:
“R e g r e t…S l e e p s”, just as my alarm went off.
Needless to say, I had no trouble getting out of bed that morning (or) recently.
The inspiration for today post, came from this experience.

Too many mornings
I’ve hit the button to snooze
To gain a little more sleep
While precious time with You I lose

Time spent with The Father
The Son and Holy Ghost
Is the time my heart clings to
The time I yearn for the most

So I pray Lord, double the rest
For every hour I sleep
To wake revived and refreshed
For quiet time with you… to keep

I don’t want to take away precious moments
Where I could be learning at your feet
Because I know our days are numbered and
Only “Regret…Sleeps”

Author: Marie Fitts

Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Writer, Dog Lover, Grated in and Grateful, Child of the Most High God!

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