In the Morning

Our kitchen/dining table - with casual tablecloth for "everyday".
In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.  (Psalm 5:3)
It is still dark outside.  My week looms large in front of me.  
Calendar spaces are fuller than usual this week.
With the new day comes new strength.  New courage.  New expectations.
One of our devotional headings this morning was "Expect to Hear His Voice".  
Standing out to me were these sentences...
  • Hearing the voice of the Spirit is a privilege that the Bible says belongs to every believer (Romans 8:14).  
  • Jesus said His sheep will know His voice.
  • If you're not familiar with what the Word says, you'll find it more difficult to discern His leading.
  • Meditate and study the Word of God.
  • Act on what you find in the Word, not just when it's easy but every time.
  • Be obedient even in the slightest things.
That LAST one is my particular desire today--to be obedient in the slightest things!
I DO expect to hear His voice!  I NEED to hear His voice.


  1. Love the look of your table and chairs! You really do have the Christmas tree up? :) I like each one of the statements in your devotional today. Sometimes when I question "was that GOD speaking to me?" I do remember His Word that says we as His sheep will know His voice. And I really like the statement "If you're not familiar with what the Word says, you'll find it more difficult to discern His leading." He will never speak to us or lead us in a way that is contrary to what He has already revealed in His Word! I'm waiting in joyful expectation today to hear from HIM!

  2. Yep! That's STILL the tree. Don't judge me too harshly :) I figure as long as there's still snow on the ground, my winter tree might as well be hanging around, too!

  3. hee hee hee, no harsh judgment at all! You have a beautiful place for it. Mine was up for 2 full months...but we have to remove furniture to make room for it. I LOVE your window!!

  4. Love your wise words and sweet thoughts....I so prayer is to hear God's sweet voice in all I do today.

    Thank you so much for visiting me the other day...what a blessing to find you. xo

  5. I knew this was the scripture you would be speaking on when I saw the title...thank you, a great reminder and encouraging word to keep seeking His face and first thing in the morning.

  6. Seek and ye shall find.
    Love Di ♥

  7. So comforting and encouraging to always knoow that we can hear HIS voice --- and that HE hears OURS!!!! So glad I found you today! I was so blessed in reading your post!!! And, for the record, I LOVE that the tree is still there!

  8. Thank you for the challenge and the encouragement, Rebecca! I am so glad to know and hear his voice, and that when I call on Him, he knows my voice.
    As always I leave so blessed.

  9. This is one of the busiest weeks of the year for us. A tri-state competition with RB and I judging and Emily competitng. I will need my time with God before each day begins.

    I love the gimpse into your kitchen. I'm amused to find you use the same pen that I do.

  10. Amen Rebecca,
    We all need to hear his voice, I love to hear from him, there is nothing better! and obedience in the smallest things, such a good thing!! You have such a great heart!
    Also, liked your list from the pope, there is some good things on that list.
    Thanks for coming by the today and for your comments today and on Thankful thursday, they were encouraging and sweet as always.
    Hope you have a good week, and it's not too busy.
    Your dining table and room, look very pretty,
    love your tablecloth, and your tree looks great too! Hey, I still have my wreath hanging!! lol
    You have a great week sweetie,
    Blessings, Nellie

  11. I can just see myself sitting at that table, sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee and sharing our love of the Lord. Oh ... and with warm cinnamon rolls too :)


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)