For the first time in a looooooong time, I was the first one to wake up this morning. In case you didn’t know, my hubby and I are not what you call “morning people”. We are night-people through and through. This is helped by the fact that our boys apparently inherited our nocturnal behavior and all 3 usually wake up around 8:30 or 9 am at the earliest. I know this will quickly come to an end when the twins start school (and we will be getting up at 6...ugh), so I am kind of taking advantage of it while it lasts.
Annnnnyways, the sun was just coming up when I got up this morning. It was so quiet and peaceful in the house (I almost forgot where I was).
So I didn’t turn on the t.v. or music (shocking I know) and just sat on the couch with my notebook and Bible and had a little “me and God” time… It was awesome to have this time without kids yelling in the background or the TV blaring Dora the Explorer…
Aaaand we made it to church this morning for a great message.I have discovered if we don’t make it to church on Sunday, I feel very out of sorts for the rest of the day. I love our church. I do!! I love the music and the people and our pastor is very "real"... I struggle with so much junk during the week, I neeeeeds my churchin, ya know what I’m sayin?
Sooo anyway, here are 2 new goals I am starting for 2010.
1. Get up early on Sunday to have some “me and God” time. (this will also make it easier not to sleep in and miss church)
2. Memorize a verse each week. I know this is like a “3rd-grader” type of goal, but I am TERRIBLE at memorization. I have read some verses too many times to count and I can still not recall them when I need to.
So that’s the plan man.
I think blogging about my Sunday morning devotions will help me to stick with this goal.
This week I am starting out with a easy one:
Psalm 34:18 (NASB)
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Simple, but so true… He is always there, and He has given me hope and comfort even on my darkest days. =)