Sometimes I Don’t…

You know, I write a lot of posts about spending time with God, reading His Word, memorizing scripture, and praying. I roll out tips and ideas to help each of us foster the most important relationship we have and that’s the one with our Lord and Savior. I’ve shared my TAPP with everyone; I get up each day at 6:00am to spend time with God at my desk, reading, praying, journaling, and whatever else. Today I just wanted to share something simple with you…

Sometimes I don’t…

Sometimes when that phone alarm goes off at 6:00am, I snuggle with my hubby for that ten minutes, and then that phone starts screaming again…I hit the snooze…then I hit it again…and again…and again…until my husband’s alarm goes off at 7:00am to get him up for the day. At that point, I bring my phone in from the other room…

{Oh, yeah did I mention that each time I press snooze, I have to get up, go into our living room, and hit snooze on my phone…which by the way is SITTING ON MY DESK?}

And I hit the snooze again…and again…and again…until my other alarm goes off to “get me up” for work.

This isn’t something I’m proud of at all, but it’s the truth. It doesn’t happen every day {i got up this morning just fine}, but since I don’t want this to be the case at all, I have taken steps to help me do better.

  • First of all, I have set my alarm for 5:50am, this gives me 10 minutes to snuggle with my hubby. As I lay there next to him, I pray thanking God for being able to be there with my husband. I pray over his day, that everything will go well for him at work, that I would love him even more each day, and whatever else I can think of to pray over my husband. I want to try and memorize Renee Swope’s Praying for My Husband From Head to Toe prayer, or focus on praying over one part each day.
  • Another thing I’ve done is gotten some accountability backup. My husband was my first accountability go-to, but he’s too nice. I love my husband very much…but when I come back after pressing the snooze, the last thing he wants to do is turn me away from our cozy bed or from his side. Instead, I enlisted my friend Angie to help me stay on track better. Each day I now text her when I start my QT and when I finish. Since her texts are off at night, I never have to worry about waking her up and it gives me that extra push to make sure I get up when I’m supposed to.
  • The last thing I have done is written a schedule out for each day’s QT. I know Plan was part of my TAPP, but the Plan I had originally for myself needed some tweaking. I am one of those people who need a deadline hanging over their head because I am what you call a PROCRASTINATOR. Not one of my favorite traits and after twenty-some-odd-years, that trait is likely to stick around for another twenty -some-odd-years. Each day has it’s Plan, it’s expectation and unless the Holy Spirit is tugging at my heart to switch gears, I won’t.

Wednesday was a switch gears kinda day. I was working on a Bible study, but then this post, devotion, or whatever you would like to call it, started screaming for my attention. Since my verse this year is Psalm 51:10, I thought it would be appropriate for me to share a little with y’all on how that’s going and that has to start with getting my TAPP honed and running smoothly. So there you go my sisters. I do my best each day to get up and dig in…sometimes I don’t…but I’m working to change that to… “Yep, God and I had a great time this morning.”

Heavenly Father, Thank You for meeting with me each morning…even when I don’t show up like I promised I would. I would not stand up one of my friends, so why would I think it’s alright to stand up my Lord and my God? I know you love me just the same and that You are with me every moment of the day, but I want our time together to be more than a, “Hi there, how ya doin’,” and move on. I want more than a few passing moments between sips of coffee. I want to get in deeper, breaking the surface and diving deep down to the depths of Your Word and Your heart. I know that some of these expectations I have put on myself are not commands or regulations, but I ask You to work through them to draw closer to You. If something is out of place, help me Lord to push it aside and focus on You. Help me to do better each day, committing myself fully to being in Your Word every morning, lifting up those in need and prayers of thanksgiving to Your throne, and hiding Your Word in my heart through memorization. I ask this in the name of Your son Jesus Christ, my Lord, my Savior, my Brother, and Best Friend. Amen.

How about you? How is your TAPP going? Have you found something that needs to be honed in a little?

BTW, just in case you are wondering, that isn’t my hubby and I in the picture…we’re not that pretty, LOL!

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2 thoughts on “Sometimes I Don’t…

  1. Hitting the snooze is inherited, sorry. Having said that I also hit the snooze button but only once. Been at your house with the snooze going off a lot – wanted to pull the clock out of the bathroom :-). It disturbs my hubby if the alarm goes off more than once. And I wait to soothing classical music so I have slept thru it…..But we all have to make a conscious effort to continue our walk with our Lord. And the more we do it the more at peace we are in this world. Love you Heather

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