Well, I haven’t exactly been getting up at “0-dark thirty”. But I definitely feel a spiritual growth in my soul.
The past week I read the Names of God Bible Study by Lara Velez. Some people have criticized her work because (I’m assuming) she’s not a traditional/formal author. However, take it from me, this woman is a blessing. While reading this study I felt her heart for other women speaking clearly through her writing.
The Scriptures that stood out to me the most during this Bible study were Psalm 93:2, John 8:34-36, Romans 6:6 and Philippians 2:13.
Your throne, O Lord, has stood from time immemorial.
You yourself are from the everlasting past.
The meaning of immemorial is “extending back beyond memory, record, or knowledge”. Other words of the same/similar meaning are timeless, ancient, and ageless. It struck me once again how the entirety of God is beyond my ability to comprehend, “Your throne, O Lord, has stood from beyond memory”…. I cannot fathom the fullness of God’s existence, I can only see glimpses of Him that grow and expand, like an ever-growing puzzle. No wonder Jesus spoke in parables.
For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
This verse in Philippians was so vital for me to hear that day. After feeling like I had failed miserably with the Hello Mornings Challenge
and not waking up before my early-bird son, I felt like my desire to get up was not enough. But this verse, this was my confirmation or reassurance that I was on the right path. I may not be a seasoned early morning riser yet, (not by far!) but my heart is true. I sincerely and desperately want to arise early, to welcome the day by watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee in one hand and my Bible in the other.
SO, I am not there yet, but after finishing this blog I have decided I will indeed take part in the summer challenge of Hello Mornings. I can’t wait til registration is open and I can continue on my journey. See you next week…….or two weeks at the latest.