Every morning I spend some time with the Lord, I started doing this in 2004. For some reason my day seemed to go smoother when I started it with Lord....imagine that! After I had John life was a little unscheduled and my time with the Lord seemed to drift away....I drifted away. Don't get me wrong I still believed, prayed, and even praised the Lord but I did not make time for "our relationship". I became a crisis Christian -I only reached out to Him when it was convenient for me or a crisis was happening.
I knew that I needed to get back into relationship with the Lord - I just didn't know how. I was embarrassed and ashamed that I had "let Him down" . And I knew that once I started getting close to Him again that the enemy would be ready to attack . The enemy had me right where he wanted me.
During general conversation this time last year Linda told me that she was half-way through reading the entire bible. She was so excited & happy...I could tell this daily activity was changing her life. She sounded different that day and it inspired me.
I went to the bookstore immediately and bought a daily bible. The next morning I set my alarm clock to wake up before Randy and John, got a cup coffee, sat in my big comfy chair with my new bible and started my journey. I will admit....it took some getting use too but after a few weeks I didn't have to set my alarm clock, I started adding some other devotionals to my time, and before I knew it I was sitting in the Lord's lap again - warm & cozy.
It's been a year....and I finished the Bible today! I love my time with the Lord and I am very protective of it - this is a journey I am going to keep on and a relationship that will continue to grow. I encourage you to do the same - He is waiting for you...there is plenty of room in His lap.
I find it sort of funny...ironic...and simply the Lord that the last verse on my last day was Acts 19:20 - So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed. AMEN.