Woke up this morning ready for the day
I had one thought upon my mind
You and what Your Word had to say.
Took out our “conversation” journal
Opened it and Bible took out my pen
Heart set on things eternal.
My sister had a crisis needed a caring ear
Towels wait for me to fold
Limited is my time alone here.
A poem for a birthday had to be composed
Or tomorrow I’d start out behind
This one thing more I supposed.
Our daughter needed my attention
Could we snuggle for a while?
She needed some one on one connection.
My husband wanted to talk budget
A conversation that took a while
As the two of us and our impossibilities met.
By now Lord I’m just wore out
Simply cannot stay awake much more
“I must have rest” my body shouts.
Then supper plans must be laid
Laundry there is still to do
And Chapter 7 needs attention paid.
Thirteen long hours since I rose
With the best of intentions
To start with You I propose.
Then a sight brings tears to my eyes
When our quiet time things I find
My decisions today, they weren’t wise.
Though I plea for forgiveness, sincere
While we at last communicate together
And I know You were always near.
How much calmer might my day have been
If I’d kept You in place number one
Instead of the push of some race to win?
In the dark as I wait for sleep
Thinking about this long, long day
How need after need did creep.
Not one thing that I’d stopped to do
Was a silly or unneeded thing
Sadly though I’d put them before you.
A wiser sister I could have been
A more connected mom
And a more helpful spouse back then,
If I’d but kept our divine appointment
Spent prayer and praise time with You
There would have been no disappointment.
Tomorrow Lord, if You see fit
The sun will brilliantly arrive
Please help me then not to forget
To start my day out with You
Regardless of the tasks and needs
That life brings for me to do.
For I never would want You to say
“O Child I meant to start with you
Please understand I had things to do.”