Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Will you join me???

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!"

9 comments:

Amanda said...

I'll join ya...I'm right there with ya!

The Edin Family said...

I would love to join you! :) Hope you all are well! praying! Leigha

Bec said...

I am so in! I've been thinking so much about that lately. It's the only thing I want to do every day but I hardly ever make time first thing in the morning!! I also know how hard mornings are with two little bitty ones!! Also, thanks for the entering the frame give-away!!! What fun!

Nicole said...

I bought a new journal at Target tonight, because having a fresh new journal to write in gets me excited about having my quiet time!! (Silly, I know...) So I'm with ya! Starting tomorrow!!

lukeandlaurawoodard said...

I'm going to join you too! Thanks Ashley!!

Jessica said...

I'll be waiking up early with you! Thanks for the inspirational post!

AshWad said...

Done and done. You can count on me :) Sure do miss you my friend!

Anonymous said...

I do this and have been for the past 2 or 3 years. It also helps me physically becuz I need myadineti 30 minutes to let my muscles relax and not be so stiff(comes with old age). It's especially helpful to me since Pap-paw heart problems. He is usually ready to get up and start the day when I finish my 30 minutes.I always end my time in https://www.blogger.com/captcha?type=IMAGE&captchaKey=1eqdsa9dtskl8prayer for all the family, you and the other grands and greats. So I will think of you each morning knowing you are trying to develop this habit. Love, NANNY WHITE

Meredith said...

I'm in! There something very special about giving God your first...time, money, love!
Thanks for the challenge!

-Meredith