Sandy, how do you do it? How do you get up so early in the morning and do devotions? It’s a question I’ve been asked so many times that I thought I’d attempt to answer it. A few years ago, I was asked to attend a class taught by our pastor’s wife called, Daughters of Destiny. She actually selected a few and mentored them in so many things. At the time, I didn’t want to commit to it. She covered things I’d already been taught and frankly, I didn’t think I needed it. Boy was I ever wrong!
One of my biggest take-a-ways was developing the habit of doing devotions every morning and journaling things the Lord spoke to me. I loved listening to the Word being taught and I read my Bible, but it was sporadic at best and since my personality is so spontaneous, I fought against being stuck in any sort of rut. Anything I had to do daily besides showering, brushing my teeth and eating breakfast, was something I didn’t want to do.
Well, just as my physical body needed care, so did my spiritual body. The moment I made the decision to pay closer attention to my spirit, things began to change in me. For 30 days, I got up and sat with the Lord. Every day was different because He knew me! He actually fed me different ways to meet with Him so I wouldn’t be bored with it. I began to look forward to how the next morning would be.
I became more aware of what I listened to and how it affected me. There were days I didn’t do it and had a hard time focusing. I began to receive more and more revelation on His Word and needed a release for it. That’s when He had me began posting what I learned on Facebook. People were encouraged by it and began leaving comments on how they liked my perspective and how encouraging it was. They began asking me to publish a book.
Another friend suggested I begin blogging. I must of lived under a rock because I had no clue what that was or what it looked like or how to start. I actually flew up to Michigan, spent a weekend with my oldest daughter and she got me set up for my first blogging experience and the rest is history.
If I could encourage you on one thing that would be the key to changing your entire life, it would be to get up a little bit early to prioritize your relationship with God. Without Him, life would have no purpose. The money you earn won’t satisfy you. You could have lots of things working a little bit harder, but you can’t take that with you.”For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Mark 8:36
Only what you do for the Kingdom makes any difference. “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63
Take the 30 day challenge. Develop the habit of feeding your spirit more than your flesh. Nothing will satisfy you like Jesus.