Monday, April 20, 2009

MMM- He's STILL there!

I just recently (okay just two weeks into it) had started getting up at 5...to "redeem the time" and was pumped. No... truly... I was pumped...excited...eager for "my time" with God in the mornings. I even planned a way of staying on schedule amid family visits, etc.

Then, I got sick...ahem...WE got sick...the WHOLE family! At first I was totally bummed...feeling defeated...until it occurred to me that such feelings would just be something Satan would love to use as a foothold in my life.

So, I started thinking about God's character...His LOVE for me, His understanding...And it occurred to me that my horrible cold wasn't a shocker to God...nope...not a bit. He is patient...

...and He gave me what I'd been praying for in that first week...a DESIRE for His Word...for time with Him...that did not change one bit during the week of sickness. He also moved me towards trusting Him more...something else I've been praying for...because it wasn't about me, my strength, or my timing.

And now, this morning...He is still waiting...ready to meet with me again! I'm not suggesting you shouldn't make time with Him of the up most importance...I'm just saying that it's not all over if you get behind or things come up. He is forgiving and is still waiting for you!

Hopefully, this will motivate any of ya'll out there who've fallen off the schedule...and are feeling down...to smile and try, try again! He's still there!

6 comments:

Pastor D said...

Indeed!

(Psalms 139:1-3) O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.

Sarah Mae said...

This is really good b/c it is so easy to become discouraged if we "fail" at what we set out to do. You got it girl!

:)

Kyla said...

Ahhhh . . . I needed this post today! Sometimes life gets crazy and we struggle . . . but it's so lovely to know that the Lord is always there with us, just waiting . . .

God Bless You!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Thanks for sharing that, Bobbi. I hadn't heard much from you and now I know why. I hope you are all feeling better...

Shelley Fuge said...

5am? I need your example in my life...

Cathy said...

You go girl! Thanks for your honesty and encouragement. You are so right. I'm so glad He is patient forgiving and still loves me (regardless of ME). Love Ya!