Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Give God the glory, glory!

If any of you read my post a couple of days ago then you know I have been struggling with getting up early to spend time with God. I thought I needed to get up at 4:30 am but he has shown me that I can do it at 5:00 instead. That 30 minutes means a lot!

I used to do my quiet time when my 2 year old son was napping in the afternoon but felt God urging me to do it in the morning. I ignored him for a long time, but thankfully after much prodding, I gave in. I don't believe he calls everyone to do this in the wee hours of the morning- He just knows I have little patience and somewhat of a bad temper- though it is MUCH better than it used to be.

You see, by the time I got around to it in the afternoon, I had already ruined my day and the day of the ones I love. I need that time in the morning to get my head and heart straight. I am so thankful God put me back on track with his will.

So far this week has been awesome. I realize it's only been 2 days but....2 days is 2 days, right? You've gotta start somewhere!

I have also been very convicted about my relationship with my husband. How there are so many more things I can do for him to help him with his day. After all, that's what I was created for-to be his helper.

When I think of what my husband does for me, I am blown away by it. This is what I told him the other day...and I meant it with all my heart. " I can not imagine getting up everyday at the crack of dawn and going to work knowing that it is my lot for almost the rest of my life. Thank you for what you do for your family....I don't think I could do it." Imagine HAVING to do that for your whole life- there's no option. How stressful that must be.

So, the last 2 days I have gotten up and had my quiet time. Then I have made my husband a awesome breakfast that would take him through till lunch. I got my daughter up and did the same for her. Then, it was time to get my boys up and do the same for them. All the while I had folded a load of laundry, started another, and got the dishes going in the dishwasher! This was all done by 7:15 am.

I don't say this boastfully. I say this because I am so overwhelmed with God's amazingness. ( Is that even a word?)...oh well, it's gonna be today! :)

He NEVER fails me. He proves his trustworthiness every time! He doesn't have to prove himself- he just chooses to, and because of that I am beginning to trust my Maker more and more everyday!

So, I will continue on this path because it is the one that God calls me to. I am joyful today and I give God the glory!!

As my friend told me......

"weeping may last for the night, but JOY comes in the morning." (Psalms 30:5)
Thank you Lord for showing me the way and help me to stay in it. I know there will be days that I fail.


Jenifer said...

Praising God with you! We serve an awesom God!!


kmom3 said...

We'll both just keep hangin' on to Him! :) He is forever faithful! He is forever true!
Love you!!!

Laurie Adams said...

PTL. God will honor you for your faithfulness!!

love ya, Laurie

Laura said...

Great post! I know your life will be changed more and more because of it. God is great that way. The more we surrender, the more He is able to mold us into His likeness!
Take care,

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

That is awesome! I'm praying for you girl...

Carol said...

Amen! How true it is that when we come to Him in the morning and let Him fill us, that what spills out on others during the day is Him and not us!!

Christie Todd said...

Thank you so much for your input on fear. I really appreciate it!
Christie Todd

Christina said...

I so needed this post. I find when I am up early and share time with Jesus that the day does go much better. In fact a lot better. I also suffer with anger. My husband like yours gets up every day at 4:30 without complaint and busts his butt for us. I have never thought about this actually being his lot for life. I am much more appreciative about this today thanks to you. Aren't we blessed girls?

Scrapping Servant said...

That wasn't boastful... I found it encouraging, I think God has been trying to wake me up in the morning before the kiddos and I now have this feeling in my heart that I get when I know something is from the Lord, I am being disobedient again, darn self!

Thanks for sharing that, I know God will sustain me if I am just faithful to be obedient... I'll be posting on how it goes.

PS. I missed you on Monday for the My Walk Meme, hopefully I will see you next week.

Darlene said...

I have been waking up at 5 a.m. every morning for the the past week and a half. I read your post the other day and I thought "is God waking me up to spend time with me?" Of course, I pushed to the back of my mind. This moring I wake up again. pray as I am still laying in the bed. Then I read another persons post on getting up and spending time with God. So, do you think it's God?? Well, light bulb moment. LOL I think that God is telling me to get my lazy self out of bed and spend time with him!! So, tomorrow is Saturday and a day that I usually refuse to get out of bed before 8am! If God wakes me up in the morning at 5am ....I am going to try to force the eyelids open and get my bible and spend time with him. I know this may sound crazy...but, I wanted to share with you about it since I read it here the other day. God is AWESOME even at 5am. Thanks for the encouragment!
Sorry this is long.
Have a great weekend!

Fran said...

Hope you are still doing well! But, if not, don't worry too much about it....you'll get there. And, He won't go anywhere! :)

One day at a time~

Leah said...

Being a morning person, I am always up by 5am and it is THE time that I have with the Lord that gets me through each day!! We could call each other at 5am and have coffee an chat, huh??

I loved the part of your post where you thanked your hubby. Have you read "For Women Only" by Shaunti Feldhahn? It is very convicting and along the same lines as what you said!!

Have a blessed Lord's Day!!