with the Lord, but when the time comes, my bed's comfort and warmth seem more
alluring than the kitchen chair and rising sun.
Too often, my bed wins and I end up trying to have quiet time at 9 a.m. after
dropping the kids off at school and maybe even volunteering an hour at their
school. Then I rush home, hoping my husband is still asleep, as he gets home
late from work.
There I go, tip toeing in, holding my keys tight to make sure they don't
jingle too loudly, so my quiet time doesn't get postponed by a husband who has
every right to wake up when he pleases.
If I walk in and all is quiet, I quickly make coffee, open my bible, and
begin my time with God.
My time with Him is precious, needed, savored, and truly enjoyed. Why then,
do I take my chances of not having it at all in the morning? The times I get
home and my husband is awake, I still go through the motions of getting coffee,
sitting down, and reading the bible, but I'm just not as concentrated or
involved as I should be. Quiet time is not so quiet then.
If the kids are on vacation, my "quiet" time becomes an endless race
against the clock, trying to get as much prayer or reading done as possible
before the next interruption. Quiet time is not so quiet.
Like many others, the bathroom has become my place of choice for privacy for
a quick prayer or pep talk (to myself).
I resolve to make sure I get quality time with my Heavenly Father. I know His
Kingdom seems much more alluring to us than that rugged cross, but to Him! Oh,
to Him who reigns over all creation, to Him who deserves all honor and glory, to
Him who knows the number of hairs on my head, to Him who set the foundations of
the Earth and stretched out the heavens above, just to be with me and bring me
Home, to Him, the need for my redemption won over the glory
and comfort of Heaven. He loves us. He loves me. Flawed, insecure,
unreliable (at times), tired, silly me.
Let's stop the excuses and let it truly sink in- stand in awe! The veil
is torn! We have access to the Father! It was no simple act that made this
possible! It took the King of Kings dying for us and I can't get up early to be
with Him? Do my daily chores matter more?
I can give up my bed for him earlier in the mornings, if I have to. I
can do that. I can get up earlier, stay up later, turn off my phone, my
computer, whatever it takes! I can resolve to block outside noise and pay no
attention to my to-do list so I can focus on Him.
Let's resolve to do that. We need Him. Let's not act as if we don't by
putting Him second to anything or anyone.