In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not undersood it. (John 1:1-2)
This is the Word of God. Thanks be to God.
I have started this blog not because I need another venue but because I need to hold myself accountable to a promise. My church does a 21-day fast every January, and while we do abstain from food at varying levels throughout the weeks, it is also suggested that we consider other things to fast, such as television, the internet, or texting. I decided this year, for the first time, to fast an hour of sleep.
For those of you who know me, you are already quite shocked, I am sure. I do enjoy my sleep, even though I don't get much of it. But I have realized that the biggest thing missing in my life is my relationship with God. I just don't put time or energy into it. And if you think about a friendship where one person does not persue communication with the other, the relationship tends to die, or at least lose its potency.
So I have decided to ardently seek God, and to get up an hour earlier in order to do it. My current plan is to read the Bible, books about the Bible, listen to and sing along with worship music, speak to my Creator and listen for what He has to share with me. I hope that He will give me revelation not only about myself but revelation of His word, and perhaps even revelations that will bless anyone who happens upon this blog.
Consider this my online faith journal. And it's one where you can play along. If you're here now, I invite you to stay, to follow along as I attempt this lofty goal of getting up an hour early every day and not sleeping through my quiet time with God. I will do my best to post honestly about how these times go. On weekdays I haven't been getting up until 7am so that means I'll be getting up at 6. Weekends are completely up in the air depending on my plans so I am allowing for flexibility in the time of day, though not the amount of time, that I seek the Lord's face and voice.
I have so far only committed to 21 days, January 2nd through the 22nd, but I do hope to continue beyond then, because we need Christ every day, whether or not we admit it.
May you be blessed today, and may you be covered in the majesty of Christ's love for you in this moment.