October 11, 2010 § 1 Comment
You know how God has a way of using your words against you? My last post was on being clear minded…Well, I have been anything BUT clear minded lately. Let me give you an example…
Fall is the time I LOVE to burn candles. I don’t know why, but I do. So I lit several candles around my house this past weekend. In my haste to put them out, on two different occasions, I poured wax on myself and the surrounding area. UGH! The bottom line, if I had been thinking clearly, I never would have spilled wax every where. FYI, it was the cool burning wax so I managed to come away without third degree burns. Thank You God!
Why was I so distracted? Because I had not been spending my mornings with my Lord. Yes, I read my Bible every day this weekend, but not until the evening. All day long I ran on empty, attempting to fill my children, my husband, my friends with something I hadn’t filled up on myself. While on empty myself, everything distracted me; from my e-mail, to my wild children, to my messy house, to when my team was playing football next. I was unable to pray effectively and I was unable to get anything done. Seriously, my house remained a disaster. I cannot account for much of the time I spent in front of my computer yesterday because I didn’t get any work done. I was running in circles, on empty, completely distracted. UGH! Not the way, I want to spend my weekend.
Joshua 1:8 tells us to “..meditate on it [Book of the Law] day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything that is written in it…”
Day and night. Morning and evening. So I am dedicating myself to waking early every morning to spend time in God’s word. Not only that, but to spend time before I go to bed in His word as well. Who wants to join me? I will be including how I am doing on the morning/evening routine in each of my posts from here on out. Let’s pray each other through this challenge. So that we can be clear minded and so that as Joshua 1:8 concludes, “…then you will make your way prosperous and then you will find success.”
Father God, forgive us for ignoring Your Word and thus ignoring You. Help us to wake early each day to spend time with You. Help us to get to bed a bit early so we can spend time with You then as well. Keep us clear minded so we can pray and do what You have for us to do throughout the day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.