I have been up for about 3o mins. just puttering around the house and lurking at blogs while everyone else here is sleeping. I know very soon the hustle and bustle of Sunday morning will begin and we will do our best to get out the door to church on time, with clean clothes, and happy hearts or at least that is what I always pray for.
As I was puttering around I thought I should probably get the newspaper for my dh. Now I don't know about you but I have this thing about getting the newspaper. I'll just say it I am flat out lazy about it and I just don't get it in the morning. If my dh is not running behind he will get it and read it with breakfast, otherwise it sits at the bottom of the drive way getting run over several times a day by my car and being beaten with the harsh summer sun. My dh will arrive home from work with the newspaper in hand so that he can read it. He has never asked why I don't get it he just gets it and proceeds to read the even flatter, yellow, dried out (almost crusty) version of the days news. Like that newspaper my bible often sits there on the desk not being picked up and read. When it sits there to long my heart begins to yellow, flatten and get crusty. How easy would it be to just pick it up and read God's wonderful, beautiful, love letter to me, yet it sits there because I have too much to do that morning.... I'll do it later.... then later comes and it doesn't get opened. Newspapers are words of information for that day yet the bible is life that is breathed into me with every word I read. Why would I pass that up? Father forgive me for thinking I am too busy and give me the desire to stop even for a few minutes to read your precious word so that my heart may be full and my actions will be pleasing and acceptable to you.
I think I will go get that newspaper, sit down with a drink and read my bible to prepare for this day.