So, how do we fit all this Bible reading, study, and prayer into our daily schedules? I’ve been much helped and encouraged by the 5 AM club started by the ladies at girltalk. Based on our Lord’s example of rising early to spend time with His Father and Mary’s example of sitting at Christ’s feet, this club encourages women to rise early to spend time at the feet of the Savior. I encourage you to take a look at some of the posts about the club and to establish a time each day for devotional time with the Lord. They also have a FAM club (Fast A Meal) to help you fast and pray for a family member’s salvation.
Now, you don’t have to wake up at 5 AM, but the general premise is to wake up before the rest of your family, or if you’re single, well before you need to get ready for your day, in order to have plenty of time to read and pray before the work day begins.
If it sounds difficult and like a big challenge–it is! But it is well worth it and you really can get into the routine and adjust your bedtime to accommodate the earlier mornings. Unfortunately, my wakeup time tends to shift from 5 to 5:30 to 6 as the semester goes on, but I’m going to renew my commitment to wake up at 5 to spend time with the Lord. I’ve found that if I wake up at 5, my quiet time is so much more focused and unhurried than when I push snooze until 5:30 or 6.
What is your plan for Bible reading and study? Do you like to read in the morning or evening or some other time?