I want to wake up early and spend time with the Lord before I spend the day with His siblings. I’ve struggled with this desire my whole adult life. I like the idea of “early up” when I’m “up,” but many a morning I battle against “early up” ‘because I’m “down” snuggled in my covers. This morning my internal alarm went off just before the “early up” alarm on the dresser, the one I often ignore except for the few seconds it takes to turn it off and return to my pillow.
This time was different though—“This is the Point of Choice, Nannette”—In the haze between sleep and wake these words lit up my mind and could not be ignored—The Point of Choice.
So here I am in the wee hours of the morning with time to spend with God. My pen, my notebook, a little “Jenny Oaks Baker” playing ever so quietly, and my Book of Mormon and a few other things I like to study, all smiling at me like children knowing they are going to receive a little quality time today.
Point of choice—I bet there’s a point of choice when it comes to any good the Lord would have us do. It doesn’t have to be “early up.” Everyone doesn’t feel the call to rise at the crack of dawn, but I imagine that for all of us there is a call to do something that we have met with resistance. The point of choice is just that moment in time when we can, if we will, choose to figuratively throw off the covers and put our feet on the floor and switch on the light. It’s a single choice—something simple that sets in motion some good work the Lord wants to do in us and through us. It’s the next right thing. It’s a barely measurable point in time when, with a single small act, the Lord can make the most of our time.
There must be hundreds of points of choice every day, and if well cared for these little choices bring a little more health, a little more love, a little more service, or rest, or peace of mind, a little step in the right direction in any area of life.
The Point of Choice—Something worth watching for today!
By Nannette W. Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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