Keep deception and lies far from me,
Give me neither poverty nor riches;
Feed me with the food that is my portion,
That I not be full and deny You and say, “Who is the Lord?”
Or that I not be in want and steal,
And profane the name of my God.
Proverbs 30:8-9 NASB
But, my little buddy, pictured above nestled in with his football, no longer wants to sleep at night! No, Jinxy Kitty; now 13 years old, has decided that he needs to eat at 3 am, if not earlier. What that means for me is:
- Beginning at sometime between 1 AM and 3 AM, every morning since January, I begin to feel his "gentle" nibbling on my eyebrows, biting on my head, or pawing at my nose.
- He has also began to pull at our window blinds, so those usually are opened at bedtime in order to ensure they are out of his reach.
- After being fed, he promptly retreats back to the master bedroom; while I, now awake, read for about an hour in the recliner until I nod off again for an hour until my alarm sounds.
But while others say, "Put him in another room," I cannot; because I KNOW with every ounce of my being that God is teaching me something through this.
He's reminding me that I can do NOTHING apart from Him.
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