Friday, February 25, 2011

The Disciplined Life

Today: Feeling convicted. How often am I one of those who "joyful rise"? Do I offer each morning to God? It's his anyway. Why don't I? Elizabeth Elliot put it well:
We make a huge joke about our self-indulgence and treat with amusement our failure to pull ourselves out of bed early enough to get to work without a hectic rush. An eighteenth-century hymn by Thomas Ken would seem quaint nowadays:

Awake my soul, and with the sun
Thy daily stage of duty run:
Shake off dull sloth and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice.


Kea said...

Thanks for sharing this, Colleen, as well as your practical example of how you responded to this conviction with action the following day!

thebeloved said...

Haha! I hadn't event thought about it that way! But God is good and gives us new grace for new habits!