Tuesday, July 10, 2012

getting creative.


Call me crazy, but my perfect day starts at 5:30. I love getting up early. The way the sunlight reaches across the grass and trees and starts a new day. The air is still and the only noise you hear is birds singing. I love the newness and freshness of it. It's my favorite time to spend with the Lord. 


5:30 these days looks a little different though. I'm usually crawling back into bed after a feeding or crawling out of bed for a feeding. Not having my time in the mornings has forced me to get a little creative with my devotion time. I've learned that in this season I'm going to make it work with my kids awake and in the room.


Even though it's not my ideal. God's used it as a wonderful teaching tool for myself and the kids. They're learning to sit still and be quiet. They're learning that it's important to stop and spend time with the Lord and they're able to observe how important my relationship with him is. We work on memorizing scripture together and they are learning it faster and remembering it better than I am! They've also learned a number of hymns...all the verses. It's so great singing with them and then hearing them sing the songs through out the day. 


I've also learned a lot though. God's showing me how to worship him throughout my whole day. It's not just something I spend an hour in the morning doing. It's a relationship with him that continues through all the twists and turns our day takes.

I have a number of things the kids can do during this time. I have books for them to read or listen to on cd. I have music for the to listen to or pictures for them to color. I have bible stories made out of flannelgraph that they can play with. It's all things bible related. 

Even though I look forward to my 5:30 mornings starting again someday. I've grown to love this season of worshipping with my kids.

7 comments:

brittany said...

i love these ideas!! i would love to make some of these my own. thanks for sharing :)

Summer said...

what beautiful special time that must be for you :)

erica said...

Love this commitment. Our girls and I have our devotion time over breakfast each morning. To combine scripture memorization with bible study, we were gifted this book: "The Memory Bible - Scripture Memory from A-Z" by Stephen Elkins.

Rebekah said...

I have a sister who LOVES to get up early. Her internal clock has her up often before anyone else in the house.

katygirl said...

I was totally just thinking that 5:30 had a nice ring to it. :)

Sharen said...

So sweet! Thanks for stopping past my blog today and leaving a comment :)

engineer's wife said...

What a precious post sister. I love how you are managing this season..and I love what Katy said above haha. thank you for sharing and be blessed beyond measure.

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