Friday, August 17, 2007

Rising Early

I know so many wonderful women of God that rise before their families to prepare their hearts and minds for the day ahead. They trade their emptiness for His full supply and the exchange that is made, makes a world of difference to their families.

In my case this would take a tremendous amount of self-discipline to be successful. It will take God. Regardless of what my flesh says, I *need* to do this.

Even if it is hard, even if I can't keep my eyes open. I need the Lord and I need Him to help me raise my family. I need the Holy Spirit to infuse my days with the love and patience only our dear Lord can provide.

Can you tell this has already been heavily laid upon my heart? This is me convincing myself to just do it. In return, I know that the Lord in his ever-faithfulness will meet me there, and fill me and bless my days beyond my wildest expectations.

So when will I begin?.........I am going to pray for the Lord to wake me and call me sweetly into His presence to share some precious time together before my husband and children rise. I will pray earnestly and set my alarm faithfully and pray again that I will be beckoned.

Please Lord , help me to rise early to meet with you during that sweetest quiet hour before the hum of my day begins. Fill me with you, Lord, and bless my days with love, peace, and joy that comes only from you. Amen.

Blessings, Tami


  1. Just popping in to say, hello, to you before shutting down the computer and heading off to bed. I too am praying that the Lord will continue to lovingly draw you and make a way for you to have time to just quietly be, with Him--resting in His love. Have you ever read the book. What a beautiful blog post. Thanks so much for sharing your heart.
    xo Jewels

  2. I've been making an effort as well to rise early with the Lord. Sometimes I read a blog entry I know will be inspirational, then my Bible, wherever I'm reading and ALWAYS Prov. 31 and Titus 2. Then prayer. I've gotten off track lately - thanks for your lovely reminder!

    I must confess, your "chicken stew" comment brought me here from Jewels' lovely blog. That sounds soooooo yummy!

  3. What a lovely beginning to your blog. I enjoyed the bit I read this morning and look forward to future posts.

    Bless you this day ...

  4. Thank you ladies for the lovely encouragement, it means so much to me. Blessings.