The seminary Adam and I attended in Memphis, TN had a quote throughout it that I love. It is actually a bible verse, what better place to get a quote from than the bible?! Colossians 1:18 says, "That in everything He might be preeminent." or in modern day language that He (God) may be first place in everything. I want Christ to be first place in my life, in everything I do. I feel that in order to do this I must make it a priority to spend time with Him and I feel (just my personal belief...not trying to shove it on you or judge you if you don't believe this) that I need to spend that time with Him in the morning for it to be giving God first place in my life.
That being said, I have to tell you this waking up thing I talked about in this post is not as easy as it seemed! I had a great first few days and then the last couple days I just could not get out of bed sooooooooo I am asking you to join my in my adventure of waking up early to spend time with the Lord. (Can you tell I am try to make it sound fun??) I feel like the days I have woken up earlier to spend time with Jesus my day has just been soooo much better for so many reasons and the most importnant reason being my mind was fixed on Him throughout the day!
I am not saying I have to wake up at 5:00 or even 6:00 in the morning. For me 30 minutes is great! I don't know what it is for you but I do know that I need your help and support. Like I said in the post before, I am doing a Beth Moore bible study, To Live Is Christ and the first lesson was on having a teachable spirit. I want that so bad for my life right now, to learn, really learn about Christ and study the bible. I want to commit to wake up early (not super early just earlier than my kids) and spend quiet time with the Lord. I always do everything better if I have a parter to push me along so will you commit to do it with me?
Ok so here is what I am really asking. If you will commit to wake up ealier than you normally do (even if it's just 5 minutes) to pray or spend time with the Lord will you comment below and just say you are going to do this with me and if you already wake up ealry to spend time with the Lord then that would be encouraging too so will you just post and say you are with me in this. I don't care if there is one person that comments below and wants to do this with me, one person would be great! I just need the support and accountability and isn't that what we Christians are supposed to do for each other??
So here goes, for the next 10 weeks, I am waking up early. I can't wait to see what God is going to teach me! "...that in everything he might be preeminent!"
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