Monday, March 15, 2010

Muffin Mornings...

...Yep, that's right.   {[[ Muffin Mornings. ]]}

This is a little something I came up with and thought I would share. It sounds cheesy and maybe it is slightly high on the "cheese" scale, but sometimes in order to succeed or get things done right you have to add a little bit of a cheese-factor in.

Being the human that I am --- I am human, and often fail miserably at spending quality time with God in His word.  So I started thinking about how in the world I could motivate myself to get up 30 minutes earlier in order to spend some time with God.  I know what your thinking... why get up early!? Do it at night! Well, yes I have already tried that too! I've done it, but I've also done mornings, and prefer starting my day with it instead of leaving it to the night (not saying there's anything wrong with that). Also when I was thinking about this (morning & night stuff) this scripture came to mind:

{ Psalm 1:2 }
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, 
and on his law he meditates day and night.

I don't know about you, but this scripture challenges me! I want to delight in God's word day and night!

So back to where Muffin Mornings come into play. With this challenge lingering in my heart I knew I needed to figure SOMETHING out  --- something that would motivate me to get out of bed a little earlier than normal.  In a perfect world I would need NOTHING, but realistically speaking I need SOMETHING!  Muffins.  That's what I need. I love muffins. I love them dearly.  Do I love them more than the Word of God? No, but they sure do taste good with a cup of coffee while I'm reading God's word early in the morning! :)

So yes, the muffins you see in this post are the muffins I had made last week to encourage myself to get out of bed. Did it work?  YES.  Everyday? NO.  BUT it did work! 3 days spending personal time with God due to some Muffin lovin is much better than no days at all. Am I right? Maybe.

I am on week 2 now. I made my 2nd batch of muffins to start my week off right!  The past 2 weeks I've made fresh blueberry muffins, but I think I need to switch to banana or something, that way I don't get burnt out.  If you have a delicious muffin recipe, send it my way please.  Another plus to this equation is that it's challenging me to bake more; something I don't do often.  :P

God's Word + Muffins = Motivation.

So what do you use or need to start using to get you out of bed or get you spending more quality time in God's word?  Is it pancakes?  Toast? A walk in the park?  Whatever it is, find it!  & don't give up until you do. God's word is worth our energy and worth fighting for.  Our battles are won we just need to take claim over them.
Enjoy your Muffins!! :)