I'm going to be all serious here for a minute... I think my kids are against me. I'm serious! When I started this challenge I thought I'd have no problem. Especially with my daughter, my son I could deal with, but I figured she'd just sleep in because that's what she always does. Never in all my imaginings did I think she'd wake up before me at 6:30 in the morning!!! I think there are other things working against me here, maybe of the spiritual nature. I will continue on though!
This morning I used "How Can it Be" by Lauren Daigle as my ringtone and I have to say that it worked a lot better. I had to take a second look when I saw Honey on the computer though. B-Man was still sawing logs and she was up. It was hardly fathomable. Not only that, she was ready for school. Great wonders never cease. Be that as it may, I had to read John 3 on my bed. Which is extremely hard for me because at 6:43 in the morning (yeah that's right I got out of bed faster when I woke up earlier) all I want to do is crawl back under the covers. I found out that this morning's reading was the most influential for me yet.
It starts with Nicodemus, a Pharisee, going to see Jesus at night. Why? Maybe he was afraid? Maybe he didn't want to be seen "switching sides". That's what I think anyway, perhaps I'm wrong, but why else do people do things at night unless they have something to hide? Yet, even as a Pharisee, Nicodemus didn't get it. "How do I become born again?" (paraphrase) he asked Jesus. In his talk with Nicodemus Jesus makes the statement that most Christians, and even some people who aren't know - John 3:16 For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son, for whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
But what really struck me in my reading today wasn't verse 16 or even 17 it was verse 30. He must become greater; I must become less. Wow, that is some really amazing stuff. I thought about that one all day. How can I do things so that Jesus becomes greater than what I want? How would you do things so that Jesus is greater than your desires?
Follow along with me in this challenge and share how it impacts your day.
You know the saying, the grass is always greener on the other side? This is my attempt to find greener grass right where I am in my life.
BTW - I'm the one on the right, just in case you didn't already know that.