It’s Monday. If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time you’ve noticed that I’ve been blogging a little something called “Motivation Monday”... I needed something to get me started in the week and there is no better motivation that God’s. Shortly after this I discovered some other beautiful blogs who believe the same! And they blog their own thoughts on this every Monday. For a link to these see the bottom of this post.
This morning - my husband and I sat down and attempted to read through part of James together... All the while, this is what kept us motivated:
We are not morning people. I don’t know how others do it. Recently someone mentioned “Oh, I get up at 4:20... every morning.” And he said it as if it was no big deal. A co-worker of mine receives phone calls at every hour of the day. She literally wakes up in the wee hours of the morning (3:00-5:00am) just so she can have some time where the phone isn’t constantly ringing. How do they do it?
I have no motivation to wake up early. I try. My husband and I know that if we don’t make time to read together in the morning - the day comes running at us so quickly that before you know it - we’re asleep again, battling the snooze button and trying to convince ourselves, “Let’s just read later...when we get home from work.”
Yet again. There’s no better motivation than God’s.
“Very Early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place where he prayed.” Mark 1:35
It is probably very poignant that he left the house... the enticement of the sheets can be all consuming if you’re within range to submit to their call.