What Now?

The wind howls all night long and I toss and turn on my bed. I finally get up to go to the bathroom, but the light switch won’t turn on the light–we lost electric. Oh well… I climb back into my bed, but sleep escapes me. By now i’ts close to get-up time any way, so I just start my day in the dark. I use my hands to look for the flashlight, dind it and go to sit on my chair, like every other morning, in order to read the Word, talk to the Lord, check facebook and emails and get my day started.

But I can’t really read by flashlight, and no electric means no internet.

The house is getting cold (no electric means no heat) and I can’t have my morning coffee to warm up.

So dark.

So quiet.

No clocks ticking, no machine humming.

Too dark to go work out, to early to go out and the garage door doesn’t not work anyway. Nothing to do.

What now?

“How do I proceed?” I whisper in the eery quietness all around.

And I hear Him loud and clear, “SING!”

“Sing? Now?”


When God speaks, you listen. 

So I do.

Pretty softly at first, I sing an old hymn. The words are so good, I find myself singing louder. The hymn turns into a worship song from church, and then I get a bit louder and bolder and make up my own words. I have to stand up and I start to clap. I actually even dance. And every wall of my house feels the joy.

Overwhelmed with His Presence, I get down to my knees and a holy silence fills the dark space all around. And every wall of my house senses the awe.

God with me right here, in my cold, dark house.

God with me in the Now.

And the tears on my cheeks are tears of delight. And every wall of my house feels His touch.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann

one thousand#563 The electric going out in my house so I could really meet with God

#564 The electric coming back on on time for my work

#565 The joy of knowing God is with me

#566 The delightful thought of a dog in my future

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 HomeSDG,  Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing HomePlay Dates with GodMonday Musings, Hear it on SundayInspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s StoryInto the WordIn and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday, Titus2Tuesdays, ExtraordinayLessons from IvyDenise in BloomSweet BlessingsFaith Filled Friday, Finding JoyWholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word,



  1. What a beautiful picture of pure worship! Thank you for sharing such a precious time – I’ll be thinking of it the next time our power goes out. And on other quiet, dark mornings.


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