Thursday, October 1, 2009

Diving In

I've spent a few days trying to decide on the perfect thing to say for my first post. I was thinking of a profound essay on who I am, or some deep theological insight. I've since realised that I won't ever write anything if I don't just dive in. So here goes...

Last night I was sitting in our library sipping a nice cup of tea, ready to spend some time soaking in God's word. I opened my MacArthur Daily Bible, said a short prayer, and began to read in Isaiah 53....when someone started watching a video across the hall. Loudly. I sighed, closed the door and turned back to the Scriptures...when T started shouting about the enemy around the corner - in a video game I presume. It occured to me that though I am really not a morning person I am going to have to get up early if I really want a quiet time with the Lord.

This morning my alarm went off at 5:30. Way to early for anyone to be alive...but very quiet. And COLD. As I was thinking about actually crawling out of bed, my hubby pulled me close, and it was so nice. And then I prayed. I prayed for him and his challenges at work. I prayed for T and all that we are facing with him these days. I prayed for our church and for Pastor Ryan's church plant. I prayed until 6:15. And I got out of bed feeling more refreshed and ready for the day than I ever have. All without having to venture out of my warm bed.

While I'll still have to contend with the distractions while I try to read the Bible tonight, I think early morning prayer time will be a regular thing from now on. By God's grace.


  1. Congratulations on your first post! I was encouraged when I saw the name "Saved by Grace" on Mckmama's Not Me Monday post that I wanted to check your blog out. I have been contemplating starting a blog -- I'm a little chicken I guess! Looking forward to more posts. :)

  2. I have to admit I was a little nervous too - but so far I am enjoying it. I think it will actually help me grow as a Christian. I've found that as I go throught the day looking for things to write about, I am really becoming more aware of all the great things God does, even in the small details of life.


Your comments are such a blessing to me.

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. " Hebrews 10:23-25