The clock said 4:59 and the alarm was set to go off in one minute. I had already started to rouse, but I heard a noise that sounded like my son opening his bedroom door.
I jumped out of bed and quickly turned off my alarm. I knew if my alarm was going off and my son heard it that I would never get him to go back to sleep.
I tip-toed into the hallway to see if he was, in fact, up. I found his door shut.
For just a moment I wondered what the noise I had heard was, but knew in my heart it was a nudge from God. "Get up, Jenni. Your son won't be up for at least another hour. Use this time. It is a gift."
I went directly to my computer and started writing. A very personal story. A story that I hadn't put on paper until this morning. A story that I will soon share.
God knew I had this experience ahead of me, but only if I chose to seize the opportunity.
God speaks to us in a multitude of ways through a variety of experiences. This is how God spoke directly to me today. How has God spoken to you today?