An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Twilight Is a Downer

(Proverbs 7:9 KJV)  In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

This is a dependent phrase.  It is a conclusion to the previous verse which I was thinking about but after reading it a few times I focused on this.  All of these descriptions take place at the end of the day.  I have been noticing something lately.  It is the noticing that is lately, not the tendency that was noticed.  My mental attitude is different in the evening.  This may be obvious to you but I began to realize that when I got home from work I was not only physically tired but my mind had lost whatever edge it had in the morning.  It seemed to effect my spiritual mood. 

I was reminded that when Jesus said to love God with all our body, soul, heart and mind, He was pointing out that we are not just a body, a brain, or a spirit.  We are a total creature.  If our body is down it effects our ability to think and our ability to process spiritual truth. 

Over the years I have struggled with what I would call mild depression.  I always got my work done and never did anything really stupid, but I could spend an entire afternoon staring at a wall.  Part of that was attitude and the Lord has helped me deal with that as a matter of trust and living by faith.  I am wondering if part of that is also fatigue level.

I have been adjusting my life.  I want the Lord to have my freshest body, mind, and soul.  For me that has meant getting up early to spend time with Him before I get involved in my day.  I have a hard time focusing on the word at the end of the day.  It helps me.

So?  I would recommend you try changing your daily schedule.  You are not a morning person?  Neither was I.  Honestly, morning might not work for you.  We are all different, but find a way to spend time with the Lord.  It will be a blessing.

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