I’ve been doing a little soul searching lately.
I began blogging because I needed the creative outlet. As I’ve said before, I know I was created to create. It’s what makes my heart happy. However, I just don’t know where to go next – or more importantly, where God wants me next.
I’m currently reading Discerning the Voice of God: How to Recognize when God is speaking (by Priscilla Shirer) with a friend. I selected this book because I grew weary of waiting on God. It was time to take action. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not a very patient person. I want God to speak to me NOW. So, I bought this book.
I’m not very far into it, but you know what I’ve discovered? My impatience is going to get me nowhere. Instead, I need to SLOW down. I need to spend more time listening. If I want to hear God, I need to work on my relationship with Him. It needs to be two-way. God listens to me. (Believe me, He spends A LOT of time listening to me.) I need to spend time listening to Him.
We are busy people. It’s hard to find time to just sit and be with God – especially with kids. (Or when you have things to paint.) Although I am not a morning person, I decided to set my alarm a little earlier and have a date with God.
I think this early rising would be much easier if I drank coffee – or tea – but I don’t. So, instead I’ll settle for my can of Diet Coke.
I love that I’m talking all big about getting up early. I have to admit, this morning was my first attempt at my early start. It was also the same morning my daughter decided to wake up early, too. But, I wasn’t going to let that ruin my plans. Thank goodness that girl loves TV. So, while she was content with Mickey Mouse, I went into the kitchen to spend time with my date – attempting to be distraction free with my Bible and open ears. And you know what? It was a good morning.
The same friend I mentioned earlier shared this verse from Psalms (which is what encouraged me to start my early morning rising routine):
I made a printable to share with you of this verse from Psalms. I hope it can encourage you as it has me. May it be a reminder of how much He loves you and wants to spend time with you. I’m going to hang mine up in my bathroom, so that I can bet reminded of his unfailing love (and to encourage me to set that alarm as I’m brushing my teeth before bed).
You can download the printable by clicking on one of these links:
8×10 Version: Psalm90
or the 5×7 Version: Psalm90(5×7)
sincerely, sara d.