Friday, August 19, 2011

Arising Before The Sun?

I remember as a young child waking at 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. and climbing from my bed to read my Bible or some other inspirational book for my morning devotional time. I remember how good I felt about this. As I got a bit older, I had a harder time getting up that early and would then resort to squeezing it in before it was time for breakfast. Now that I have children... Well, on most days, lets just say that I haven't been getting up before the sun on most days! It's not that I don't have a want to. I do. I want to have that quiet, peaceful time to spend in God's Word. But I also need my sleep! Often times the children are up at the crack of dawn themselves and there's no way I could get up before they do. Other times, I am just so sleepy and content to lay in my bed that I can't seem to coax myself from my covers! And I further reason with myself that even if I did get up and out of my nice warm bed, all too soon I would hear the patter of little feet and then that quiet moment would be over anyways. So, why get up? Oh boy. Perhaps I have landed on the real problem right here. Lack of self discipline to MAKE myself get up. There's always "self" at the crux of the problem, isn't there?
At any rate, this IS an area that I DO want to work on! Having a baby share my bedroom hasn't made this feat an easy one this past year. But I'm expecting changes! (such as baby moving out of my room?? ever try to have an alarm clock go off in the morning with a sleeping baby in the room? Yeah, big part of my problem!)
September 15th starts the Fall session of Good Morning Girls and we're going to be studying verse by verse through the book of 1John. I'd really love to start off that session by turning over a fresh leaf of getting up early once again. (6:00 can't really be THAT early, can it?) Does anybody want to join my little Bible study group? AND does anybody want to join me in creating a new habit of getting up early? OR want to be my accountability?! Hahaha!

So tell me: Are you a morning person? If so, when do you usually get up? If NOT, have you overcome this trait? If so, how? :)

1 comment:

  1. I tend to be more of a morning person, but I have so much trouble getting up when I don't get to bed earlier, so I can relate. I think for me, it comes down to cutting out some "non importants" and just making it purposeful to go to bed earlier, even if it doesn't all get done, has helped me. Mind you, I don't always manage, but when I do, everything about my day goes so much better. :)