Thursday, June 29, 2006

A Fight With My Flesh

Having a hard time getting out of bed the last two weeks. I want to spend time in the morning, praying and reading my bible. I want to start the day in fellowship with God. It has been very difficult fighting this flesh. Sadly most days the flesh has won. I have a picture of what I want my time with Him to be like. Is it possible with two little ones around? I believe it is. That doesn't mean it's easy. I do get time in His presence. It may be after breakfast. It may be brief. I do get to read. It may be a few verses. It may be a chapter. I guess I am desiring uninturrupted devotion. To accomplish that it needs to be before the rest of the house awakens. Which means I need to wake up earlier. Which means I need to fight the flesh and get up. Sigh..

6 comments:

Gina said...

I've battled this for years! I'm just not a morning person, but I want to get up early so I set my alarm and hit the snooze for an hour. I've also realized that if I get up early I'm wiped out for the afternoon and grumpy, which does my kids no good.

I don't know what the answer is. But I think I might pray more for God to wake me up - wide awake. Until then, I try and sprinkle may day with lots of communion and opportunities to read scripture where I can!

Remember this is just a season and Jesus will meet you where you're at. I think we're more hard on ourselves and God's grace abounds!

Ironically, I'll be posting on this issue soon.

Melissa Cham said...

Sorry if this shows up twice...computer problems...
This may not help you at all, but for what it's worth, I have a devotions book for children that I do every morning with my kids. We have a bible verse/s, we read the devotions, we have questions and answers, we have prayer time, and then a fun activity. That way, we all get our God time, with no need to get up early.

Bek said...

oh man, do i hear you on that one!!! RIGHT where I am. i want more uninterrupted time to devote to Him, without falling back asleep!!! lately, He has been waking me up early. and i have been getting up to spend time with Him, only to fall asleep!!! but i'm still gonna keep trying. Help us, Lord, you see our hearts!!!

Diane said...

S, you might want to start a quiet time in the morning or afternoon for you and your kids. Set aside 30 minutes or an hour and send them to their rooms to clean their rooms, or to watch a movie or video, whatever. Set a timer if you need to, so they'll know when the time is up, and won't keep interrupting you. Or, if you have a Christian neighbor near, exchange kids for 30 min. or an hour so you can each do your Bible study and devotions.

Just a thought, hope this helps. :-)

Overwhelmed! said...

Early morning time is my favorite. I don't always manage to get up before Snuggle Bug, but sometimes. I need to take better advantage of that quiet time to spend some time in fellowship with God.

Amanda said...

This is so hard for me. Especially NOW! I think all Moms struggle with this. That time in the morning is better than later, it just is. Why must it be so hard?