The purpose of my blog was to get me to rise early in the morning to spend time with God. The purpose was for me to be intentional about writing daily and about recording the different truths that I learn when I study God’s Word.
Which was fine in the summer.
The past few weeks there has been no intentional. No early rising. Just a whole lot of cold mornings and wonderful time off of work, sleeping in and enjoying my girls and husband.
But there has been a restlessness (or maybe more accurately a grumpiness) about me, having started each day with no purpose and with no time spent in His Presence.
Psalm 16 vs 11
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Although I am not legalistic in terms of spending time with God having to be in the morning, I know for me that in the chaos of the day, if I do not make time to be on my own in the morning there is little chance that I will have my quiet time during the day.
My husband and I have both noticed that when we rise early we are happier people who accomplish more in our day, than in the days where we allow ourselves to sleep in to the last possible moment.
Hebrews 10 vs 36
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
The Bible speaks so often about perseverance. Perseverance is only possible in difficult times, when it is not easy to continue forward. I know that God has promised to fill me with joy in His Presence, and with a promise like that it seems silly not to persevere in rising intentionally.