Week 2: Proverbs 31:13-15 Do you plan and prepare for the day? Do you start the day with a quiet time with the Lord? Are you ready to meet the challenges of the day? Write a post about how you set aside time to plan and prepare for yourself and your family everyday. Whether it be meal planning, scheduling, grocery lists, chores, or what you do to make sure you have time for Bible study and prayer with God
Every morning before work, I would leave about 30-40 minutes early to go sit by the water. We live by Lake Huron, by the Blue Water Bridge. I would park my car at the Edison Parkway just before sunrise and read my bible and devotional for the day. I would take a picture of that day's sunrise and attach a scripture verse that I had read that morning and post it on Facebook. This was my TAWG (time alone with God) and I loved it, I needed it, I basked in it. Then why do I no longer set aside this time??
I seem to let my life dictate and not God. I let me plan the day and not God. Staying up late blogging and being on the computer, caused me to sleep in and not get up that extra hour early.
Why is it so easy to stray off of God's path? Why is it so easy to press the snooze button 10 times before getting my bum out of bed, when I could of been in the Word?
Satan can so easily creep in our lives and keep us from knowing God's truths, from spending time with our Father. Satan knows our weaknesses and how to use them against us. It takes work to rise up against this type of battle, battle against the stronghold of evil.
This is why I must be diligent in my TAWG and relish in this time. Making sure I know what comes first in my life...God! Then I should be giving that time to Him and only Him, not the computer or the snooze button.
This has been on my heart lately and bothering me about my lack of time spent with Him. So, perfect timing!!
The sunrise while having my TAWG
"he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake." Psalm 23:3
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105