Sunday, January 10, 2010

Quality Time

1. Spend QUALITY time

Its a new day. My alarm continues to vibrate ont he table as I reach over to press snooze. As I check the time I realize I have to leave in 30 minutes and snooze is not an option for this day. Like most I have my check list of things that need to get done in the next 15 hours or so. Weather it is making sure we have enough volunteers for the upcoming church service, cleaning my house, trying to squeeze in a run or planning the upcoming weekend. I have a list of things that I know need to be accomplished at some point during that day, and I can proudly say that I am a pretty diligent person. There is one, that is always on the list and is automatically on there without any hesitation. Yet as routine as it may be and as habitual as it may come- quality it does not possess.

I used to be the obnoxious Christian that got up not matter what was going on that day, and spent time in the word, journaling and praying. I used to rise in the morning with my coffee and Jesus. I would walk out my door armed and ready for whatever the world had my way. Oh how I miss that obnoxious person.

I am going to be brutally honest- I am not that anymore. That drive, that conviction that used to capture my heart is no longer there. Don't get me wrong, I love jesus with all my heart and I read His word and pray daily. But recently it just has not been the same as it has been.

So this year my number one goal is to change that. To start over and to set aside that time in the mornings not just reading a chapter to check it off the days list. But to meditate, study and learn how to love HIM better and more. To leave my front door prepared and ready for what the world has to throw my way. To leave a sanctuary of His presence and enter the day afresh and renewed.

This is my motion for change.


  1. Um...really? I used to be obnoxious, I'm not anymore and the truth is I don't even know why. It just slowly stopped happening. And its like even though my heart of hearts knows it is wrong and should change, my shallow heart does not care to make the effort. Ugh...why can we not have coffee Laura? Stupid distances.

  2. Western Kentucky is about halfway. Im not sure Kentucky has much for nice coffee shops though and a hick bar really isn't the same thing...

  3. At least you can say you were obnoxious! I have struggled with quality time with God it seems all my life! I love it when I do and I can tell a difference in my daily walk when I spend just 5 minutes in his embrace...why is it so hard to just sit and talk with Him? You would think for us females that would be easy! :)
    Here in Tampa cheering for you!