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.