It’s true. I have decided to give up my 30 minutes in the morning with God…at least for a while.
Will I still read the Bible in the morning? Probably. Will I still talk to God on my morning walk? For sure. What I won’t do is sit down for 30 minutes with my tea and my agenda and have “time with God.”
No, I’m not backsliding. I am responding to some recent messages I’ve heard; one from Pastor Aaron and the other from a book I’m reading, Signs of Life. The problem as I see it is not the quiet time itself–it’s the “setting aside” part that is the issue. I don’t want to compartmentalize my life with God from my life. I don’t know if my routine time in the morning causes this or not, so I’m doing this experiment. I’m giving up my daily scheduled quiet time and asking God to speak to me throughout the day. I am looking for God-moments and opportunities to pray, worship, listen, and talk to and about Him…I’m hopeful that I will gain a new awareness throughout my day in areas I may have left Him out of before. I want Him to know that He is way more to me than 30 minutes in the morning and some reading at night. I want Him to invade every part of my day and to know that He is welcome to.
Are you open to spontaneous God-moments today?
I am participating in this online group with Donna Partow (who is one of my favorite authors!) It’s called 90 Day Jumpstart and it follows her new book, Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be. I am very excited about the timing and the potential of this! I hope you’ll check it out and join us on Facebook!
I’ve included her overview video which explains what will be covered during the 90 Days…
**family: always keeping you on your toes or knees depending on what’s happening
This quote from Sarah really captures the essence of family life I think! Every family has their struggles, some major some not so major. As a parent, there is nothing harder–or more consuming–than going through challenges with my kids. Well, maybe going through struggles with my own parents–either way, my heart just hurts when those I love are going through something. Especially when I feel I am powerless to help.
Lord, help me to stay on my toes in these important relationships; to be Christlike and patient, firm but tender, available but not intrusive. Help me to stay on my knees and never take for granted how much my family–each one of them–needs to be prayed for.
Saturday is April cityprayer. Be sure to join our Facebook group and come on Saturday to pray for Denver! Greg Russell from Smoky Hill Vineyard will be leading worship.
I hope you will join us @ cityprayer tomorrow (Saturday, March 29th)! Come to the table in the Foyer, be on hand to discuss blogging with other cp attenders…and answer their blogging questions! Sponsored by the Web Team, we want to recruit more bloggers to post about cp, from ORCC and churches all across Denver. We’d love to see you there…and hit Ihop after?? You can also show your support to our very own Catalyst Worship Band. Hope to see you there at this first-time ORCC bloggers event…