But there is an area I have needed to work on -- and that is giving God the first part of my day. I can honestly say I have felt nudged on this for...years. I don't know why my heart and mind were't really open to this. I guess it's just because I have been blessed with so much time recently compared to what life was like pre-Raymond - that I figured my daily reading during Raymond's nap and prayer at nighttime was a good routine for me - much better than I did pre-Raymond....but I realized, it's not enough. It's not a good or right decision to not give Him the first part of my day. I have been doing good with my reading and tuning into Him and asking for guidance throughout the day from the Spirit ---- but good isn't good enough!!!!
SOOO after reading Candy's new blog --- and hearing the pastor plant more seeds on this on Sunday and then getting this next little picture from my mom...I realized, it's time. When I wake up - I'm pretty sure God is the first thing on my mind....but it's just not good enough for me to wake up and say.. "God thank you for today, please make be a blessing to somebody".
SOOOOO starting tomorrow - I will no longer wake up to "DADADA MAMAMA" from Raymond's room..I will wake up to the alarm (gross) and get up at least :15 before Raymond does to give the first of my day to God. :15 I think is a great start so I won't fall back on this goal. I will continue my routine of Bible reading and prayer during nap and at night -- but I think this will be a crucial and wonderful decision to help me give to God first in ALL areas of my life!
I thought this was cute --- it is wonderful that each and every day is a fresh start!
God, I am finally listening to you regarding this issue... I'm sorry it took me so long to make this decision. What a bonehead. The only way You could have made it any more obvious to me was to have me wake up with it written on my forehead. I am sorry