Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Consider Your Ways...Question 1

What's one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?

I know the answer to that question without really thinking about it. I'm surprised it has taken me this long to really write about it. The one thing that I could do this year to increase my enjoyment of God is to put a whole lot more emphasis on my devotional time/quiet time. I confess that my devotional time has suffered greatly since Caleb was born. Granted it wasn't that great before then, but it became almost non-existant afterwards. It seemed like whenever I could put Caleb down I was too tired to even think about reading my Bible or anything else. Sure, I would pray when I had a spare moment or when I was nursing him but I usually fell asleep then too. Now, Caleb is on more of a schedule and he takes a nice long nap in the afternoon. I used to use the whole 2-3 hours to clean the house or do computer work. Now I try to make a point to have my devotional time as soon as I put Caleb down. The ideal situation would be for me to have a devotional time first thing in the morning and I've tried that. But, I have found that the afternoon nap time is ideal for me at this point in my life. My small group is starting the Crown Ministries Small Group Study and that requires daily homework, prayer for members in the group, and scripture memorization. My devotional time for the next 10 weeks will probably be filled with that study. I am looking forward to it. So, I just pray that God helps me to really make my devotional time a much greater priority and I know my enjoyment of Him will grow exponentially.

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Amy Hornek said...

I did the Crown study years ago, I really enjoyed it and learned a lot from it. I think you will too!