I’ve never been much of an early riser. I think that the sunrise is beautiful, at least, the pictures I’ve seen of it are beautiful. I’ve never been much of a jump out of bed when it’s cold and dark and go see it for myself kind of person though. I’ve always been content to experience it through the descriptions of those who have truly been there. Kind of like Antarctica, I think it’s beautiful, but I’ll leave the actual experience of it to the penguins and people much hardier than I.
I have come to the realization recently that I just don’t have enough hours in my day. I don’t’ want to get up at o’dark-thirty, it just doesn’t sound appealing at all. However, I think that it’s good for me to stretch (figuratively of course, literally too since I’m getting up with the chickens) myself and find what it is I need to do. I am a terrible waster of time. I admit it. I can sit down at this pretty flashy box and spend hours doing absolutely nothing. It’s easy to do I think. You get distracted, and we all know how easily I am distracted, then the next thing you know it’s 3 days later and you haven’t done anything. Well, not quite that bad, but you get my drift, right? Anyway, back to my original point. I’m making a decision to get up an hour earlier than I have in the past. While it’s still cold and dark outside, and just be. Spend my quiet time with God, read my Bible, focus on Him. Let go of all the hurts and pains, the things that I want or think I need, and focus totally on what He wants and needs for me, to draw me closer to Him, and then in turn let me do what He would have me do. I cannot focus on what God wants when I’m constantly so busy that I can’t stop to pray and talk to Him about it. So, there is part one. I am going to get up early, at least Monday through Friday (a girl’s gotta have some time to sleep in!) so that I can focus on God and start my day off right. Maybe it will help me to focus my energy better and I’ll actually write a post more often huh? ;o)
So, now that I’ve been distracted by the pretty flashy box, it’s time to go wake up the troops to start their day. Hey, at least I was up! Change takes time, right? :o)
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How did your getting up early go this week? I don’t know where you live, but here in Arizona, on on mornings when I have to be up before the sun, (which is every day because I teach) I enjoy standing in the backyard with my cup of coffee and watch the sun come up over our mountains. It’s incredibly peaceful to me, and I often feel God in times like those because the worries of the day and the distractions of the day haven’t kicked in yet. Remember, “this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!”