A couple of months ago I wrote a post about how I was going to read my One Year Bible everyday and use his time as my 'quiet time' with God.
I have been really good about it, there have been days where I have not done it, but the next day I caught up and got on track.
Then I got into this 'moody rut' and I haven't opened it in a couple of days; give or take 12 days.
I also haven't been able to find my favorite comb which has been very irritating each morning as I brush though my tangled hair with a harsh hard brush knowing that my favorite soft comb would be so much better if only I could find it.
Tonight I told Luke I hadn't done my quiet time in a long time, but yet I took time to blog and read blogs numerous times throughout the day. He encouraged me to go spend time with God.
I opened my bible and right there was my STINKING COMB.
Imagine if I had taken the time to open up my bible and spend a little time with Him I would have found my treasured comb.
How many other treasures am I missing out on because I'm simply not taking the 'time' to open up my bible and spend some one on one time with Him?
What is He trying to show me that I am missing out on?
Why do I invest so much time in the internet and so little time with God?
So friends, I need to take a couple of days off.
I'm not going to give this time off a number because I don't know how long it will last. It could last 2 days, it could last 7, but I have some major catching up to do, and I feel like God is calling me to give my blogging a little break.
Why am I telling you this instead of just taking time off without telling anybody? Because I don't think I would stick to it if I didn't tell you. Weird, but its how I work.
This will be SO hard for me. I LOVE reading your blogs daily and catching up on your lives, even if it is your new favorite outfit, or your review on a TV show, I LOVE reading it all.
But I know I need to spend some time with The Big Man Upstairs.
Also sometimes I neglect spending time with the hubby because I am blogging, so I know I need to spend some more time with him.
Just letting you know. Heck I could be back Monday. Who knows.
If you haven't done it yet read my blog below, Its a special birthday shout out to my dad and sister and I don't want them to get covered up by this post.
See you soon! And don't blog too much! I don't want to miss out :-)
have a nice time off girl :) I need to get off the internet a bit more myself! I'm working on time managementReplyDelete
Ill miss you, but God has missed you MUCH more, go for it!! Be Blessed! =)ReplyDelete
God knows just how to send the message to us, doesn't He?ReplyDelete
Enjoy your time off. I could use a little less time on here myself!
You go girl! I use up too much time on the internet.. maybe i'll take a break myself.ReplyDelete
Megan, I am guilty of the same things. There's some words to a song I heard recently that really convicted me...they said "May I get deeper, May I stay longer, May I press onward to know You, Lord"ReplyDelete
I do want to know Him more, but I have got to give Him the time He deserves instead of filling my time with other unimportant things.
I pray that your break is a time of refreshment and renewal. I know the Lord will bless your time with Him!
Thanks for posting this--it certainly makes me realize how important it is to spend time with him. We'll certainly miss you, but I know God will use this time to teach you some wondrous things!ReplyDelete
We will miss you, but we understand!ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting this. This is one of the things I struggle with the most; my time management. I tend to give too much time to things like blogging and such, and I feel like my relationship with God and my husband kind of suffers... I'm working on it though!! So take as much time as you need.. We'll be here when you get back!!ReplyDelete
I love that the comb was in your bible! Amazing! I think God is working something here on all of us...I have read two other posts this morning about wanting to spend more time with Him and less time on the blogs. I know I have had the same thought, too. It's just so easy to get sucked in!!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your bloggy break!
good for you girl! we will miss you but its wonderful what your doing!ReplyDelete
That's pretty ironic that your comb was there!!!!ReplyDelete
I always get excited when I hear people are really taking some time for God... those are the times they come back with incredible insight & I LOVE that...
So you'll be missed but cant wait to see what God spoke to your heart!
I think that is a great idea!! Have fun with Jesus =)ReplyDelete
I understand. I'm glad you realize it and are willing to fix it.ReplyDelete
So many times people ignore God but they would never ignore their blog.
I love the idea.... and stand behind your decison,.. will miss you tho... and love the dc pics.. you looked stinking cute in every single pic.. i want your wardrobe!!! u are darling and the bday post was soo cute too:) gosh i love ya:)ReplyDelete
What a great idea girl - I'm so proud of you. And I've been feeling some of the same nudges on my spirit lately - so we will see how that pans out . . .ReplyDelete
:-) hope you'll be back pretty soon! (but not too soon!)
How ironic that your comb was hidden in the Word!ReplyDelete
I understand exactly what you are saying about needing to spend less time on the internet. Enjoy your time with the Lord and I will be anxious to hear what He has had to say to you when you return.
May God bless you,
That is so crazy that you found your comb IN your Bible! It's amazing how God can show us things....I hope you have a good break and spend some good QT with your hubby! Have a wonderful weekend dear! <3 BeckyReplyDelete
Reading this actually physically hurt because I am doing the same thing...giving my time to anything and everything but God. Good luck, and thanks for the reminder :)ReplyDelete
Right on girl!!! God is way more important!! You go right on and we'll see ya when you return.
Love and hugs to you,
Don't you just love God's sense of humor?ReplyDelete
You will certainly be missed! But, I applaud you for recognizing that you are spending more time with all of us and less with Him.
When you get back... You've been tagged....
I'll miss your witty posts but I commend you for doing this! See you back here soon :)ReplyDelete
Seems when I get up in the morning I want to get my coffee and get on the blog. Lately I've been feeling convicted that I need to spend time with God first.ReplyDelete
It's pretty amazing the things He has taught me this past week since I've been more open to wanting to hear from Him.
Blogging is great, but I do think we all need to limit our time on here. There are so many great friends out there to keep up with and if you're like me...you don't want to miss a thing.
I'm proud of you for realizing the need to back away a while.
P.S. Glad you found your comb! :)
I can SO relate!!ReplyDelete
I needed to put a lil break in my blogging last week. Sometimes we ALL need a lil break.
So weird about the comb!! I totally believe in signs like this and He's def telling you a message. :)
Good luck! Can't wait till you're back!
i'm a little slower on the blogs lately too for the very same reason=)! i was so proud that i was beginning to start the day by reading my bible before i opened my computer, but I have not been consistent about it! thanks for the reminder =) have a great time and can't wait till you're back!ReplyDelete
(so cool about the comb, He's so funny! i love when He gives little signs like that=))
I think this is so great that you are taking a break. As much as I'll miss you, I totally get it. I have really slowed down on reading so many blogs and not posting as much. it can consume sooo much time.. Can't wait for you to be back!ReplyDelete
Girl, I totally understand. I think God is dealing with alot of people in this area in the bloggy world. Enjoy your break, my friend, however long it it :)ReplyDelete
I have contemplated giving it up totally. Don't know if that's what I'm supposed to do or not...still praying about it. I totally understand.ReplyDelete
I think it's awesome that your comb was in your Bible. :)