Monday, July 12, 2010
My church has a prayer room. It's not a huge room, but it does the job. Tomorrow morning I'm going to get up early (well, early for ME anyway), and go pray for a while. I think I want to get in the habit of doing this every day of the week. What a great start to the day, eh? Let's see if it works....you can hold me accountable. ;-) I say "you", but once again, I have no idea whether anyone has ever read this blog or ever will. I could just be asking the black hole of cyberspace to hold me accountable.
I've decided that one of the practical steps I need to take toward living constantly under the guidance of the Holy Spirit is to begin my days with the Word and prayer. Unfortunately, I'm quite a night owl, and have a hard time getting up in the morning. This usually means I don't have much time to get ready for wherever I'm supposed to be that day, and then I spend the whole day running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Life can get stressful just because I'm trying to do it without Jesus! Yes, I'm definitely a very busy person, very involved in many things, but the problem isn't that I'm overly active...the problem is that I try to do it on my own strength instead of on HIS strength. So that's what I want to get better at - doing things on His strength and His alone! Planning my day around HIS agenda, and not my own.
I know that I could just get up and do devos at home - but therein lies the problem. I have a hard time getting myself awake and then just want to tumble back into bed. It's going to be helpful not to have my bed around. Ha!
This is going to be a very intimate time for just me and the Lord - but I'm going to sometimes post on here some of those details. YAY! Let's see if it really works to go and start you day with Jesus in the prayer room.
Does anybody out there have any special strategies they use for starting their day with the Lord?