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!