Monday, September 19, 2011

The snooze button was inspired by the devil

I have failed miserably at transforming myself into a morning person.  The problem lies in the fact that I'm a night person and just haven't succeeded in forcing myself to go to bed early.  I will not give up on this grand feat and my alarm still goes off at 5:55 a.m. every single morning, followed by my smacking the snooze button until my alarm reads about 6:30.  I then jump out of bed and throw myself together, and I'm out the door by 7:00.  My passion for a cozy, warm bed in the morning has by far exceeded my desire to have more time in the morning, which I am not proud of.  For the few weeks I was actually succeeding in obeying my alarm clock, I absolutely loved my morning time.  I loved my morning time not only because I didn't have to eat my breakfast while driving to work, but mostly because it gave me time to start my day right...with reading the Bible and daily devotion.

Starting my day with some one-on-one time with God is the best way to start the day, in my opinion, and reading a daily devotion of some kind is a great way to connect to the scriptures.  I have been relying on Encouragement for Today daily devotions for women.  Thanks to technology, I have bookmarked the website on my phone and can read it at any time during the day.  If I get to work early, I'll read the devotion for the day before I go in to work, or I'll read it on my lunch.  But this is not my desire for my Bible reading and devotion time.  I don't want to squeeze in what I can, when I can; I want it to be my priority.  I came across a book called, Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be:  A 90-day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life.  I have not read it yet (it's on my ever-growing list), but while checking it out on Amazon, I was drawn to an excerpt from page 61:
"I'm sure the snooze button was inspired by the devil. It's his secret weapon against Christians... if he can get you to snooze away the thirty minutes you would have, could have, should have spent with God, the devil has the upper hand against you for the rest of the day." (p. 61).
Haha!  It's true, I enjoy my day so much more when it's started right.  So, I just wanted to share the daily devotions that I love on Encouragement for Today and encourage you to check it out. 

Snooze button, you will not win!

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