I am not a morning person..I love my sleep..I need my sleep. 🙂 I chose to set my alarm to wake up 30 minutes earlier today. When I told my husband that I had done this(he was still asleep 🙂 ) he said that was a miracle in itself..because he knows me best..he knows I “need” adequate sleep.
What I have craved more of lately though is time with my Lord and Savior. Quality time is very important to me in all of my relationships. It should be even more so with Jesus. My kids and husband require a lot of my time and attention. I don’t mind..so I am learning to balance all areas of my life. Family time, friend time, Bible study time, blogging time, and quiet time just to name a few. Not to mention cleaning time, washing time, driving kids to activities time, play time,taking care of pets time, etc… Life can be busy!! 🙂
I was so blessed by sacrificing just 30 minutes of my sleep today! No distractions, well except that mosquito that was buzzing around at first 🙂 . I am going to continue to try and do this. There will be days when it doesn’t work out(kids sick, etc), but on those days I will just have to find the time. It is all about balance…and with God leading the way, He will help balance it all out!
When I got home from taking my kids to school, I decided to listen to a podcast(audio sermon) on my phone. It came from my DailyBible app. that I have on my cell phone. I chose to listen to one on testimonies. Man, I was blessed again! Remember my post called (TESTIMONIES) ? ( If you didn’t read it..it is on my blog.) Well, I still plan to write mine. I keep going over parts in my head..but have failed to put in on paper(or computer 🙂 ). I also feel like I should share it with my friends at Bible study. Especially since my friend and I have been telling them all that they should really write theirs out and share it.
The preacher on the audio made some great points! In fact, they convicted me. I am so thankful that God convicts me..sets me straight! He shared that the reason so many people are fearful about sharing their testimony is because they don’t want the focus to be on them ,their mistakes, or problems. Then he said something that is definitely the truth: Our testimony should be pointing at Jesus and what HE did for us..not what we did. It should be focused on God and how HE has been there for us (our Savior)..it isn’t what I did for me..it is pointing at the fact that God loves me and wants me and wants to cleanse me of unrighteousness! A testimony is a good thing..it is all about God’s work in your life! Definitely not something to be ashamed about. It doesn’t have to be dramatic to be effective either. It is something you/I should be thankful for..something we want everyone to know! It should be about God working in and through us..it should bring HIM glory! (to touch others, to point them to Jesus)
So..made me feel bad that I had been hesitant to share my testimony. Made me realize that by not sharing it (if God led me to) then I was denying HIM glory!
Just wanted to share this with you all..my friends! Maybe you will get something out of my honesty that will help you or someone you know. I hope this post encourages you to make the time to spend with HIM and share what He has done in your life with someone who needs to hear it. If you find any of my posts encouraging..I don’t mind at all if you want to share it with someone. You can print, email, FB, or Tweet it.
Here is a verse that I read this morning from the passage of scripture (Lamentations 3:22-40) :
Lamentations 3:25 (NKJV) ~ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
Blessings to you all my friends!
UNTIL NEXT TIME! 🙂
Thankful that Jesus loves me. Missions are my heart. I love life; it’s a gift that I never want to waste. Simple Truths blog was created for the purpose of sharing simple truths, encouragement, and God. I am in the process of creating a podcast as well. I am a wife to Spencer, mother to our 2 adult daughters, and fur baby momma.