Bendabout Bits: Morning Quiet Time....

Monday, January 22, 2007

Morning Quiet Time....

So last nite I was all prepared to wake up this morning and have a MORNING quiet time. Our pastor spoke yesterday how important it is to have a MORNING quiet time. And then a few weeks ago I got an email from a friend that had a message from Herb Hodges about MORNING quiet times. So I figured that the Lord must be wanting me to have a MORNING quiet time. Giving Him my first fruits of the day instead of the leftovers.

Those of you that know me, know that I am NOT a morning person. And to top that off I have a 14 month old that "normally" gets up during the night 1-3 times STILL!! Anyway, being incredibly convicted yesterday during service our pastor talked about how we need to have the following for our MORNING quiet times --

  • Determination
  • Preparation
  • Separation
  • Expectation

Guess what happened last night?!?!?! MASON slept the ENTIRE night!!! And to top that off HE SLEPT IN!!!! OK, can I just tell you that that has NEVER happened. So at 6AM (my "determined" time that I appointed for my MORNING quiet time) I still hear no stirring over the baby monitor. And what do I do? I roll over and go back to sleep. My excuse....maybe the Lord wants me to get some sleep for once.

Of course, now that I have been up for a few hours and basking in the wonderful feeling of my son sleeping in I am able to realize that maybe the Lord sent angels to sing to Mason to keep him sleeping. I figure the Lord did this so that we (the Lord and I) could spend some quality MORNING time together......ok, so I feel incredibly guilty now. I can just imagine the Lord sending the angels to sing a beautiful praise song to Mason with the hopes of me spending some time with Him. .......and what do I do? I roll over. Oh, Lord will I ever get this right?

Looks like I need to work on determination. I wonder if I'll be getting up a million times tonight with Mason or will I get another chance?

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