Getting Up at 5 AM—for the Lord

Had an extraordinary two days! I was invited to speak in another city at three separate church fellowships—in two days.

The first was a Presbyterian Church Women’s Luncheon with even some men in attendance.  Lovely people.  Went well.

That evening it was a dinner at a Lutheran Church.  Again, warm and friendly. I detected a few Scandinavian-German accents. Delightful people.

The next morning was the challenge. When I was first told it would be early morning, I asked, “How early?”
“Six o’clock.”
I’m thinking to myself, “That means getting up before 5 AM!  I am not a morning person. Am I willing to get up in the middle of the night—for the Lord?”

“Yes, I’ll do it.”

This last group was most impressive! These were men and women gathering from different church backgrounds. It was not a small group! There were no donuts or coffee. They had come for one reason only. They are so committed to God and His Word, that every Thursday morning, before going off to their jobs, they come for Bible study, prayer and Scripture memory work.

That’s right, Scripture memorization!  Before speaking, I was privileged to listen to them recite from memory the first half of John chapter one, their current Scripture focus. One young man was awarded a certificate for reciting a large segment of Psalm 119 from memory!  These folks recognize God’s Word as foundational and worthy of storing up in their hearts.

I was humbled to think they wanted to learn something from me! I simply shared from my heart some of the ways God delights in working through His people. When I finished speaking there were some who wanted to investigate becoming an online missionary, or learning to be an instructor for Crossroad Prison Ministry.  Some wanted to get involved in jail ministry or get onto the college campuses to share God’s Word.

Such enthusiasm!  I was blessed. I believe God was as well.

  • I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”   Psalm 40:8
  • Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.   Colossians 3:16
  • We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.    Hebrews 2:1-4
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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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6 Responses to Getting Up at 5 AM—for the Lord

  1. David M says:

    Thank you for your encouragement and this great example of steel sharpening steel. Oh how we need to do this more and more to grow in our own faith and help others. Thank you.

  2. Liana says:

    So lovely to see the joy of the Lord released in every post Kathleen.

  3. Frank King says:

    Kathleen, it is such an awesome thing for the people of God to gather to incline their hearts to Him and to fellowship around His Word. It is also an awesome thing to be used as an instrument in such gatherings as you were. I am confident the people were immensely blessed by your ministry.

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