Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Why is it so hard?

Spending time in God's Word daily is something I think is very important to your relationship with Jesus. But to be honest, it's something that doesn't always happen for me. It just seems so hard to find the time, or more likely it's because I haven't made it a priority, and I haven't incorporated it into my day. It's easy to get wrapped up in all the "have to's" like laundry, vacuuming, meals, etc. and before I know it the day is done and I haven't spent any time with God. And then if I try, I fall asleep.

As I'm writing this at 7:34 am, Amaris just came in and I hear little Bethany stirring. And that's typically how my day starts, being woke up by one of my kids. And it doesn't slow down until they are put to bed at night. And for some reason, I always feel like the kids have to be asleep in order for me to spend time with the Lord. But, in my heart I know that's not true. Yes, it is good to have quiet, meaningful time with the Lord, but reading God's Word where our children can see us is a wonderful way to set an example of it's importance. Even if we aren't able to absorb all we've read because of the noise around us, above all else we are practicing what we preach. How can my children believe me when I tell them how important it is to spend time with God when they never see me do it?

Well, I did manage to get a little bit of quiet time in this morning before the kids started waking up. I spent some time in prayer and then read Psalm 37 which is where I got the name for my blog. It was a nice way to start my day and is something I REALLY need to try and make a habit of. That means waking up pretty early, which is not easy for me. I always feel so much better when I do though. It's kind of funny how I ALWAYS regret sleeping in and NEVER regret waking up early, but sleeping in is the one that usually wins.

I think I've probably rambled enough. I just felt compelled to share my thoughts this morning. I plan on updating soon with what's been going on with us lately and share some pictures, so check back soon.

If you have the time please keep reading. Hopefully it will bless you like it did me!

Pslams 37

1 Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;

2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:

6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.

9 For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.

11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy great peace.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;

13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.

14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow to bring down the poor
and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.

15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.

16 Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;

17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the LORD upholds the righteous.

18 The days of the blameless are known to the LORD,
and their inheritance will endure forever.

19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20 But the wicked will perish:
The LORD's enemies will be like the beauty of the fields,
they will vanish—vanish like smoke.

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;

22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land,
but those he curses will be cut off.

23 If the LORD delights in a man's way,
he makes his steps firm;

24 though he stumble, he will not fall,
for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.

26 They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be blessed.

27 Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.

28 For the LORD loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
They will be protected forever,
but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off;

29 the righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.

30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks what is just.

31 The law of his God is in his heart;
his feet do not slip.

32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
seeking their very lives;

33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

34 Wait for the LORD and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are cut off, you will see it.

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a green tree in its native soil,

36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
there is a future for the man of peace.

38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
the future of the wicked will be cut off.

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

40 The LORD helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't it so true. We make all these other priority, but our day goes so much better with time spent with the Lord first! I am guilty as well.

    Thanks for sharing your heart today, and for the verse's. HAVE AN EXTRA BLESSED DAY!


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