Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Inspired to Action

One of my friends introduced me to this and I want to share with all of you. I think it may be too late to sign up officially but it is NEVER too late to decide to do this for yourself...

I usually have this type of day...
My baby girl still does not sleep through the night (yes, still gets up 1-3 times at night) so I try really hard to "sleep in", which to me is 8am. I do this because I feel like if I sleep until everyone gets up then "I will feel more apt to take care of everyone".
What I have found is I am actually constantly running behind all day.We rush to eat breakfast just so we can rush to start school, rush to get dressed, and rush to get going. I clean when I can and hope and pray that I can find a minute of peace to sit down and hopefully spend time with God and read the Bible. I clean and cook all day, take care of everyone's needs, and by the end of the day I am pooped! I am then sitting on the couch in a comatose state of being and realize that I NEVER had time for me and God. I never took a minute to sneak away. I pray all day long but I need a time when I can sit down and just enjoy being with the one true King.

I have tried to do this when I am in that comatose state of being at night and it just doesn't work for me. I have tried to do this during nap time but I am so tired at that point that I fall asleep...horrible I know. I can't do an away from home Bible Study unless I have a baby sitter. So what is a busy stay at home mom supposed to do?

Inspired to Action is a call for any woman who is wanting to draw closer to God. It is a decision to wake up early, more like 5:30ish, and be able to put God first in your day. It is a call to decide to "wake up for your family" not "waking up to your family". I have decided to join this group because I desperately need this time. I need a "me time". My whole day is devoted to being a loving mother and wife and I need sometime to devote to God.

I also realized this too: I totally believe in tithing. A tithe is a 10th, so what is a tenth of your day? 2.4 hours! If I get up at 5:30 and my family wakes up around 8 then I "tithed" the first part of my day to HIM! I thought it was a cool thought:)

This week I started getting up at 6:30am to make it a little easier on me next week, kind of easing into it:) The first day went amazingly well. I was able to get up and enjoyed the entire day. The entire day just flowed the way "it should". The past 2 days my baby girl hasn't been so eager to let me get up on my own. She hasn't been feeling well and I pray by next week she will be feeling much better.

I encourage you to join in on this even if you can't officially join decide to do this for yourself. Try it out. It's a new year...let's set this as a new goal for you this month!

You can click on the Inspired to Action above in red and it will take you to their FB page:)


momto8 said...

my 13 year old has a not ON his alarm clock, "pray first"

Melissa said...

That is so neat...I decided to do the same thing and it says "time to worship!"