Almost a month ago on January 14th I blogged about how I made a commitment to read my One Year Bible everyday.
Well it has been a month and I am still on track! I did miss a couple of days, but I made sure to take the time to get up to date. I want to take this commitment seriously and stay on track.
As I have stated before I have never been one that has been good at spending daily time with God, but it is so important for me to implement this into my daily life.
This past month there have been days where I have really used that time wisely and really spent time studying God's word and just praying - and then there have been other days where I have spent more time figuring out what I will wear to work the next day. Sound silly, but its the truth.
However, as I continue on in this commitment I find it easier to do it everyday. I also find it easier to hear from God, and I find it easier to lay my burdens at his feet.
I am not proud of this, but I consider myself to be a 'professional worrier'. I worry about anything and everything, and it is hard for me to surrender my worries to God. Yet the more I surrender, the easier it becomes.
Now this does not mean that I am worry-free because that would just be a straight-miracle. But I do feel more peace about situations I have worried about. And I know that I can trust in my God, who will lead me along the way.
I say all of this to say, I made a commitment and have tried my best to keep it and I have definitely seen the reward in it.
And the reward has simply been knowing God on a deeper level.
Sort of like when you make a new friend and you begin calling them on the phone, then after about the 6th or 7th call you just say "Hey its me" And they know exactly who it is. That's how I feel with God. The more I spend time with him, it is easier to trust him and recognize his voice when he speaks to me.
So, here I got venturing out on the next month, determined to keep my commitment!
And if you are considering making any commitment in your life I say go for it! Whether its making a commitment to exercise more, eat healthier, spend more consistent time with God, or anything else, just do it! Commitments can be scary, but there are definitely rewards in it!