Monday, June 27, 2011

Rise and Shine!

I may be dating myself a bit here, but when I was young, they taught us that uber annoying song in church "Ri-ise, and shi-ine, and give God the glory, glory!"  You know this song.  I know you do.  And if you don't, you're probably too young to enjoy this blog anyway.

*Sidenote- does it ever seem like my blog is one big ADD reel, complete with rabbit trails and random thoughts of digression?

Any how... where was I?  Oh yes!  The song.  So last year when I replaced my broken phone, I noticed I had an alarm on my phone.  Because, yes... my phone is now officially smart (and broken, as well- thankyouverymuch Shepherd.)  So for my alarm, I decided I would write the lyrics to that song.  I thought it would be a super brilliant idea to get that song stuck in my head every single morning until...  until I remembered to delete it  (note to self- delete annoying alarm).

So every single morning at 6:00a.m., my phone sends me a text message saying "Rise and shine and give God the glory!" You're welcome.  I know it's stuck in your head now, too.  At the time, though, this seemed like a brilliant plan.  I was feeling super "Christian" when I did it.  I guess I thought if I saw that little beeping note that I would suddenly be transformed in to this amazing, wonder-Christian.  Um.. not so much.  Honestly, most mornings I just hit the ignore button.  And some mornings I hear the buzz and think of a curse word because I'm still too tired.  So perhaps this wasn't the most brilliant plan...

But then there are mornings like today.  I didn't hear the buzz this morning because I was too busy drooling on my pillow.  However, when I did manage to unstick my pillow case from my face and wipe away last night's mascara, I looked down at that little reminder on my phone.  I went to hit ignore, but something made me open it.  When I read it, I saw this "Rise and shine and give God the glory!"  And for once, I didn't want to scream, or whine about how tired I was.  I realized why I had put that in there.  It wasn't to remind me never to traumatize my children with annoying songs.  It was so that I could remember why God put me here.  Yes, I did manage to have a deep thought before I had my coffee (who knew?!?)

But it made me think of this verse: "Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."  So then as I dressed this morning and went about my day, I stopped and made time to think about my actions and my words.  I made a conscious choice to honor God as often as I remembered.  So maybe I shouldn't delete that little alarm.  It kind of makes me think of the Sunny D guy anyhow..  made me giggle today and who knows what will happen tomorrow?  

As I'm about to nod off, I have one thought- today, I chose to honor God.  I don't know what tomorrow holds for me and for my family, but in spite of the difficulties and tough news that came my way today, I was blessed indeed.  So here's to being transformed by a silly little preschool song- here's to being renewed and to being reminded why we are here- to give HIM all honor and glory.

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

No Longer I,

The Real Life Mom

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You must be really bored to write about the stupid stuff you do.