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!