Friday, October 7, 2016

Reluctant Obedience

Early this morning my daughter came in and woke me up, because she had an accident. As a result, I needed to change her sheets and clean up the mess that she made in her bed. After cleaning up, I put my daughter back to bed, because it was way too early to be up. I walked back to my room and got back in bed too. It didn't take long for the Lord to impress upon me that I should get back up and come spend time with Him. Reluctantly, I accepted the Lord's invitation. As I gathered my Bible and notebook, I tried to be as quiet as possible so I wouldn't wake me sleeping baby.
In the stillness and the quiet of the early morning, I've been able to spend time with the Lord and read His word. I've been able to spend time in prayer too. I've missed this so much! 
I know I should get up and spend time with the Lord. However, for far too long, I have been making excuses and letting life's circumstances get in the way of my quality time with the Creator of the Universe.
Normally, I follow along with the First5 app and today was no exception! The verse that stood out to me most was Deuteronomy 10:16. 
“Therefore, cleanse your heart and stop being so stubborn!”
Deuteronomy‬ ‭10:16‬ ‭[NET]‬‬
I am very thankful that the Lord brought me to this verse. I've been so selfish and stubborn. I've been unwilling to sacrifice my own comfort in order to do what I know the Lord has called me to do. I'm praying that the Lord will continue to help me to put Him first, even above myself.
What has the Lord asked you to do? What will it take for you to obey Him?


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