Tuesday, January 26, 2010

HE'S WORTH IT

I woke early this morning with lots of "things" on my to-do list. For the past twenty-one days I have participated in the Daniel Fast. Since I couldn't give up food, because of my crazy allergies, I decided to give up "time". I dedicated three hours a day to reading the Bible. However, many of the twenty-one days I didn't follow the fast. My husband is a golfer and golfs everyday but Wednesday and Sunday. When I began each morning I knew there would be many distractions. Not only phone calls, people stopping buy, but every day things I would need to take care of. After the first morning, I dutifully read the Bible for three hours. The next day was different. I couldn't put it down. Many of the days when my DH left for the golf course, I settled into my favorite chair and opened THE Book. The first time my husband came home and said, "you're still reading?" I knew it was time to cook dinner, but didn't want to stop. Most of those twenty-one days I spent the entire day in the Word. Today, I'm feeling a little let down. The Daniel Fast ended yesterday. I had so much email to catch up on. Word counts to start focusing on. Blogs and web sites to update. Research to work on for my latest wip. Laundry and things here that needed to be taken care of. All day long, I missed the comfort of my quiet time with the Lord. Just the two of us alone, six or seven hours a day. I feel an emptiness that I've never known before. I'm telling myself I have to work it out. I have to figure out a way to get back in the Word. I probably won't be able to spend four or five days reading six or seven hours, but I've promised myself if I work hard I can take one day. When I finally realized how I would be able to work it our I started feeling much better. It means getting up an hour earlier, but HE's worth it!

8 comments:

Karen Lange said...

Kudos to you:) Glad you are finding a way to work things out.
Blessings,
Karen

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Me too---I'm addicted :D

Carol J. Garvin said...

Thanks for this, Katt. It reminds me that God deserves our "prime time", not our leftover moments. When we immerse ourselves totally in the Word, no matter how difficult it may be to find the time, our hearts and lives are refreshed for whatever else may come our way.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Carol, isn't it funny though---and I've heard other people tell me the same thing. The more you read and learn about our Lord the more you want---crave----His word! You are a blessing to me my friend---

Joylene Butler said...

Your timing is perfect. Since I became sick with this flu, I'd stopped waking up in the morning praising God for another day. This morning I remembered, eventho I woke with a stuffy nose and a sinus headache. No wonder I was sick for so long!

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Joy, bless your heart! I can't believe you are still sick. Think you better come on down, let me take care of you for a few days. Well sit in the sun, stick our feet in the SAND (not snow) and drink iced tea!!! We'll laugh too! Take care my precious friend.
Love you---get better

Jodie said...

Beautiful post, Katt! Oh how He meets us when we give Him the time!

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Jodie, I'm so ashamed that I always gave him "left-overs" I pray that I'm right where he wants me to be now---
Hugs
Katt