Saturday, November 5, 2011

Quiet time

It's Saturday morning and when I'm not training, getting up at an hour I do not like to see on the weekends to get in my long run, I am still getting up pretty early. As some of you don't know and other definitely know, I'm not a "sleep in" type of person. I'm a early to bed, early to riser. Even on the weekends, sleeping until 8 or 8:30 is way late for me. I woke up around 7:30, lied in bed playing around with my phone for about an hour, had a great thought and got up. I put on my soft, fuzzy pink robe (which I normally don't do) but thought it would be nice and warm this morning, put on my matching slippers and came downstairs. Hubs is still fast asleep and will be for awhile until I wake him up. (we are totally opposites when it comes to sleep/staying up) I thought, this will be a perfect time to make some coffee, have some toast with apple butter on it, open our sliding door drapes and read some of my bible study book.
So on November 5th, 2011: I'm thankful for my Bible study with the girls and I'm thankful for this book. This is the second book I've done with these girls. We all come from different chapters of life but one thing I know for sure, is that we all love the Lord and the relationships that have bonded us together. This is the first time in my life (in a Bible study setting) that I feel like I can be totally real and raw with my feelings/life. I don't have anything to hide and I can be completely honest with these girls. They offer advice and better yet, we gather around praying for each other.

As far as this book goes, "No Other Gods-confronting our modern day idols" By Kelly Minter, is by far the best Bible study book I've been a part of. When you think of "gods/idols," I know the first thing that comes to your mind is probably: TV/media, addiction name it, etc. These are the typical idols that I thought of. When we started this book, I thought "Well, I guess some of the shows I watch are probably not the best to be watching, or probably some of the music I listen to maybe I shouldn't listen to any more" but when I thought of idols on that realm, I couldn't think of much. As we got deeper into the study (and we are only on week 4 and 5), I realized that people in our lives serve as our idols as well. It's not just something physical that we get sucked into. It can be relationships as well.  I read James 4:1-10 this morning and  I want to be more single-minded towards God,  meaning He is my ONE focus, not double-minded, when we claim God is our God while we are serving false gods.

If you made it though all that, thanks for letting me be real with my feelings and share what I'm learning in my life as of late.

Be thankful and blessed this November Saturday.

1 comment :

Allison said...

I love this post. My bible study is reading Power of a Praying Woman right now, but I wrote down the title of this book to suggest for our next study! Good for you for making the most of your quiet time. :)