I sleep as late as possible, no matter what. I went to bed last night at 11:30PM, thinking I would get up early and get a jump on my day. I woke up at 5:30AM. I handled some paperwork in the hall...er office, and noticed it was still dark outside. I went back to bed. I got up again at 7:30. Did a few of the things I was trying to get a jump on, showered, headed out, and arrived at work four minutes late. Granted, the fact that I was up and moving at 7:30 is a real testimony to where I came from. However, my inability to be the early worm (Is it the bird? I'm terrible at mixing metaphors.) makes me feel terribly undisciplined.
At our church we do a monthly outreach service, well, once a month. I work together on this with the young adults leader and the senior pastor. It seems like anytime I suggest something, they both look at me like I'm crazy. For November I chose the theme and scripture. This month our theme is Rhythm and the theme verse is from Isaiah 55; "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. I have had to explain this idea over and over again. Each one of us has a "rhythm" to our lives. The "rhythm" the world offers is much different than the "rhythm" God offers. Is this really that abstract? I guess so. Makes me feel like the wierd odd ball.