So Tuesday’s are always hard days to get everyone in the Atkins’ home up and around. We all attend the weekly Experience Life Prayer Gathering on Monday nights and generally don’t get home until after 8:45 pm (bedtime is 8:30 on a normal night). So we rush through our normal nightly routine while still trying to calm Addyson down from all the fun (and cookies/snacks) she had at prayer and NEVER end up having a good experience so Tuesday’s are ROUGH!
On top of that Owen (now 6 months) is teething and has decided that he will only sleep for 2-3 hours at a time again (which is NO fun for me).
This morning was no different except that due to the middle of the night screaming/ awake fits with Owen I was exhausted and slept through my set aside time with the Lord. My day never seems to go well when I allow this priority to slip and I don’t know why I continue to do so. As I was planning the rest of my day (work, cleaning, cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, and much much more) I decided to take a minute and look at a few “Inspirational” blogs that I enjoy reading daily and BAM it hit me again!
When God is trying to teach me something He uses pretty much every area of my life to beat me over the head with it ;).
I looked at Perry Noble’s blog (pastor of New Spring Church in South Carolina) http://www.perrynoble.com/ and realized that it is by my OWN power that I’m trying to spend time with the Lord on a daily basis, when it should be that my DESIRE to walk with Christ is so strong the moment that I awake that it wakens my soul to NEED it as I begin my day. I should so LONG to spend time with Him that all other “necessities” in my day pale in comparison.