31 days

31 days – fall 2013 – quality time

You know what I love? Spending a morning sipping coffee with family and/or friends {bonus points if it’s my house and I can where my white robe}. There’s something so nice and simple about early morning light and quiet moments.

early morning coffee | atwell adventures
I talked about how my faith had changed since July 7.  But really it started about 6 months before that. In the early mornings while sipping coffee with my Savior.

After we got engaged in December, I decided to start waking up earlier to spend time reading the Word and praying before I went to work.  Normally, I would just do it when it was convenient for me, and sometimes it didn’t even happen at all. As I prepared for the upcoming changes, I knew this was the last thing I need to leave off my to-do list.

Having a time set aside to spend with my Savior, the Lord began to show me this was the deepening our relationship needed. Quality time. Time to be renewed in Him. Some mornings it was through a passage that I read over and over instead of quickly glancing through, other times it was just talking to Him and really releasing my control over to Him.

When we began pre-marital counseling, the Lord kept reminding me that if I was spending the quality time with Him, my actions and thoughts will be more likely to reflect Him. If my first focus was my relationship with Him and acting like Him, I could be a better wife, helper, listener, friend to G {and of course, it doesn’t stop there – He challenges me to be a better daughter, sister, aunt, friend, co-worker, and even share His love to the strangers I encounter}.

Thank goodness He overflows.

And now a few months have gone by, the wedding and honeymoon are finished, and we are settling into life.

Although my daily schedule looks much different than it did four months ago, the routine of spending those quiet, early morning moments with my Savior has thankfully continued and He continues to restore me and make me new.

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?”

Jesus. More Jesus.

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