A Wake Up Call

‘these days I feel like I live in a state of perpetual crying to God’

I said to my sister in a conversation last night. 

This morning the first verse in my devotion was 


Therefore He says:

“Awake, you who sleep,

Arise from the dead,

And Christ will give you light.”

It seemed to pour into my heart’s cry from the night before

inspiring today’s poem…

Sometimes we use the phrase ‘wake up call’

when we refer to something that jolts us to Reality!

or a caffeine jolt…😅💓

Oh, pray that none of us are spared whatever wake up call

it takes to draw us first to repentance and 

then to re-awareness/reawakening if we begin to slip or slumber!

Wake up, all who yet sleep

Rise from death’s dormant pose

Where every breath is like a leap

Toward life’s curtain close

Wake up, for none can see

How near or far the place

That turns Time to eternity

And ends the day of grace

Wake up, do not delay

Hell’s night none can afford

Wake up, while it is still Today

And bow before the Lord

To call upon His name

To repent and believe

And weep with wonder as you claim

The gift faith will receive

Wake up, while Mercy’s Gate

With each breath swings ajar

Wake up before it is too late

To escape Judgement’s Bar

Wake up! Shake of the ruse

Of religious façade

Examine every bold excuse

Defying/denying Holy God

Wake up. Fear Him and keep

His laws with reverence

Oh pray, wake up, all who still sleep

In disobedience

Wake up; for God so loves

And cares for you and I 

He overflows Truth’s treasure troves

With salvation’s reply 

Wake up; do not reject

The Light no night can dim

Wake up and ask God to direct

Each footstep back Him

© Janet Martin

Last night my physical feet ached with weariness

due to many outdoor steps taken as we worked in God’s Great outdoors! 

Sometimes our spiritual body aches with weariness too, doesn’t it?

As we walk second miles, as we pray and cry

 to God for a reawakening to the Sacredness of the

gift of life, its brevity before eternity!

This broken world is not out of the Healer’s reach!

But oh, how often we turn away!

Psalm 1

Blessed is the one

who does not walk in step with the wicked

or stand in the way that sinners take

or sit in the company of mockers,

2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,

and who meditates on his law day and night.

3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

whatever they do prospers.

4 Not so the wicked!

They are like chaff

that the wind blows away.

5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,

nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,

but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.


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