Challenge re-take Week 1

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. 
Psalm 93:2
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.
Philippians 2:13
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.

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