So many people have asked me to write a blog...old friends that I don't see very often, family members, other moms in my mommy group, and college girls in my husband's ministry at church...so I am going to give it a try. I don't really know where to start or really what I have to say that might be of any interest, but I guess everyone feels that way about themselves. I love reading blogs. I have many blogs saved on my "Favorites" that I read every single day. Some are inspirational in nature and some allow me to keep up with family and friends. I love reading those that challenge me in my walk with Christ and inspire me to be a better mother. Regardless of their content, I get something out of each one of them and look forward to reading them, so hopefully, you will feel the same way about reading mine. I cannot promise I'll write something everyday, but I'll do my best.
Right now I am struggling with my personal quiet time. I have a 3 year old and a 4 month old and it is harder to find that time to spend with God with two children. With one child, it was easier. I could have that daily time with God before she woke up in the morning, which was 8:00, or during her nap times. With two children, there is so much more to do and I can't seem to get their nap times together. I really like the early morning time. There is nothing like drinking a cup of coffee and getting into the Word, but I don't like getting up too early. I have been getting up at 5:30, spending some time with God, showering at 6:00, getting Reagan up at 6:45, nursing Gracen from 7:00 to 7:40, getting Reagan ready for preschool from 7:40 to 8:05, and we hit the door running at 8:10. After this, the day doesn't slow down and nap times are sporadic, at best. Thirty minutes with God just isn't cutting for me, so I am going to try to start getting up at 5:00 starting tomorrow. I want an hour with God, I need an hour with God, but can I get up at 5:00....really? I don't know. Isn't part of the beauty of being a stay home mom sleeping in a little....at least that is what I thought until I became a stay home mom.
I am going to ask God to help me spring out of that bed tomorrow, because if He doesn't help me, it won't happen. My husband is such an example to me. He is up every morning spending that time in the Word and in prayer from 5:00 to 6:30. I am scared to tell him to drag me out of the bed because he will, literally!
Psalm 5:3 "In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch."
In the morning my mind is clear, I can focus on God, and I can commit my day to Him. I hope each one of you has a regular time with God. That regular communication with Him is so important. Leave me a comment and tell me about it. I could really use the encouragement.