The other day I started writing a post asking advice for how to adjust to working full-time and not taking away from my time with God.
Not that my whole day isn't God's - it is. I just know that to be able to truly focus on Him throughout my day, I have to surrender it to Him in the morning. For me it HAS to be in the morning. If I spend time in the Word and in prayer in the morning it changes my whole day for the better because it affects my mindset.
So then after thinking about this, and starting to write about it, I realized exactly what I needed to do.
And I didn't want to do it.
But I have to do it.
Or else my relationship with God and the daily surrendering to Him will suffer. And that can't happen.
I have to wake up super early.
Ugh. Ask my husband and he will tell you in 2 seconds that I am NOT a morning person. In the least. I've been known to say all kinds of crazy things when his alarm has gone off only to fall right back asleep and never remember it. I've had full phone conversations with my mother and gone back to sleep and never knew they happened.
One time Jordan's alarm was going off and apparently I sat up in bed and yelled, "Seriously?!" and slammed my fists down on the bed and flopped over and went back to sleep. Or so he tells me.
So this is no easy feat for me. But it is worth it. I mean my relationship with God is the MOST important thing in my life. So having a specific, set-apart time in His Word and in prayer is imperative.
Yes, I can be in prayer throughout the day. And yes, I have a devotion time with Jordan at night. But I can't cut this precious time out. No way.
So I will rise early and I will praise the Lord for making a new day and that His mercies are new every morning! Because I am so BLESSED and most of all I am thankful for how he has REDEEMED me!
(And Jordan will hold me accountable. Haha.)
So how do you make sure you have enough set-apart time for the Lord in your busy day? I'd love to hear about it!