Friday, January 25, 2013

Five Minute Friday ~ Again


It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with A Gypsy Mama.  Lisa-Jo gives us one word each Friday and we get to write on that word for five minutes flat.  Our word for today is: AGAIN.

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The physical place may have changed over the years.  But the habit hasn't changed.  For the past 18 years, I awaken early so I can spend time reading my Bible, praying and writing in my journal.  I call it my morning quiet time.  It's become a necessity in my life. You see, there have been many changes.  A change in homes, a change in finances, a change in the freedom I experience.  But one thing that hasn't changed is this time that has become constant in my life.

The amount of time spent has changed.  When I wasn't working, I could spend hours reading, learning and growing.  In this season of my life, the time is limited.  But I choose to set my alarm earlier so I can make the time.  

Again I rise early.  My tools are ready.  Coffee set to go.  Bible and journal ready and available.  Pen and marker right there.  Meeting with the Lord each morning has enabled me to weather many storms in my life.  He has given me strength for each new day.  He knows the plans He has for my life.  And I want to live right in the center of them.

So again I have my quiet time before I venture out into the world.

STOP

Blessings and love,

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13 comments:

LuAnne M said...

Hi - I'm stopping over from Lisa-Jo's Five Minute Friday.

I love that you shared this - the way to greet each day, gathering strength from Him first. It is inspiring! Thanks for sharing it.

~Peace,
LuAnne

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

pbjenni said...

Love it! Is that you in the picture?

Debbie said...

Good morning! And AGAIN I just couldn't agree more! Perfect start to the day again and again, haha! Have a wonderful week-end Deb!

RCUBEs said...

I believe that out of your prioritizing as a nurse, this "quiet time" is truly the best! Again...and again...God bless you sister and have a wonderful weekend ahead!

afridaysgirl said...

I admire that even though things may have changed, your time spent with HIM hasn't.
What a gift. Rosanne

Shanae Branham said...

Beautiful thought, "...Meeting with the Lord each morning has enabled me to weather many storms in my life..."!Click here to check out my 5 Minute Friday

Ashley Ditto said...

Debbie, this is wonderful. Your heart for the Lord is so amazing!

david edwards said...

A Quiet Place - always had one and used, Again and Again - peace and prayers - david

Beth in NC said...

You are so precious Debbie. I'm glad you do have that one constant. I do miss sitting outside with the Lord first thing in the morning. Way too cold right now.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Bobbi and Gracie said...

and AGAIN I agree with you 100%! If I do happen to sleep in and I do not have the 'time' to spend with God, my day is just not the same! Love this post...

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Again...yes, so true...again I remember His plans for me are for good...again!
How do others make it without quiet time?

elaineolsen@live.com said...

A priceless "again" if you ask me. Keep to it.

~elaine

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