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  • Writer's pictureJoni



I overslept this morning...

But was

God sitting by the fireplace waiting for me with an espresso?

Or was He lying in bed with me as I slept?

Or was He at the gym saving me a treadmill?

Or was He…? Fill in the blanks.

He was

Because He is


Whether I sleep in

Whether I do or don't go to the gym

Whether I do or don't meet with Him in the wee early morning hours.

He is here

He is there

Because He is.

He always shows up

He is always available


He has written 66 books filled with morning, afternoon and evening devotions

that transform the heart.

Lesson learned this morning…

I am not God..

and I am glad I am not.

I know that now when I make go to have my espresso that I will make,

I can then go sit by the fireplace and

He will be there.. waiting for me.

He will not yell at me for not getting up early...

But instead

He will graciously meet with me right where I am

and we will spend time together.

He will fill me

and I will be glad I met with Him.

Am I upset that I didn’t get up earlier?


but not because my morning date with God is a have to ..

but because it has become a want to.


Thank You God

for always waiting for me,

for always being ready to fill me up...

but not with espresso.

But with all of You!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

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