Thursday, November 10, 2011

Priority #2 - My Husband - Not the Early Bird

I am NOT an early bird. For six years, I worked until 1 and 2 in the morning. Last year, Adonai began to deal with me about my times and seasons. Even as I write this, I just finished a study Friend Hubby is doing on the Seven Covenants, and I realized that when the creation of earth began, the first thing that Elohim established was times and seasons:

"And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs and tokens [of God's provident care], and [to mark] seasons, days, and years." Genesis 1:14 AMP

To Noah, He says:

"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Genesis 8:22 AMP

So what is the first thing He does when He brings the Children of Israel out of Egypt? He gives them His own calendar. {See Leviticus 23}

Apparently, time is important to Him. Hmmm.

So, my times and seasons have been changing. First with the Sabbath. From the time that I started keeping the Sabbath more consistently, I have changed jobs, not once, but twice, and now work exclusively in the daylight hours (with the exception of Sunday evening).

Now, it seems, that is not enough. It appears, that He is trying to make an early bird out of me. My flesh is kicking against the goads! LOL!

When I was a young bride, I used to try to get Friend Hubby to let me make him breakfast in the morning. He kept telling me no and after a while I stopped trying, but now, after nearly a quarter of a century of marriage, we both realize that breakfast would be good for him in the morning, so one of us should fix it. So far, that hasn't been me, but I'm moving closer. In the last six months I have moved from not even being aware of when he left for work to actually being up to say good-bye. Eventually, I'm sure I will be down there breaking out a skillet or two. I can feel it in my bones.



JoAnn said...

So glad you are back, my friend. I enjoy your godly insight and wisdom. When our goal is pleasing God and serving others, things start to change. I'm going through a similar change at my household. I'm awake a half hour before his alarm goes off and today I woke him up because his alarm DID NOT go off and was able to help him get to work on time! So now I'm thinking ... instead of going back to bed, maybe I can start being more productive for the Lord. Like, making breakfast or spending some quality time with the hubby before he leaves. Oh how my flesh is screaming right about now. But to serve Christ is better than anything, even if it means sacrificing my mornings. Thank you again! You've got me thinking ... that could be dangerous! lol

Love Abounds At Home said...

With a breakfast like that one in the picture, I will be making my way over to your house.....even if that means taking a plane! Lol!

Donalacasa said...

JoAnn, that was good that you were able to wake him. Sadly, my husband would never be able to count on me for that unless it was a sure enough move of the spirit!

Sandra, the photo is just a simulation. LOL!