Welcome to Spring!
I apologize in advance if this is an ugly Journey Plan. I’m drafting it out before I’ve finished journaling and formalizing my thoughts on this 2nd quarter/new season.
Welcome to the Evening & Morning Journey. Obviously, I picked this name to cover a unique concept. I’ve been pondering this one for a couple months and I’m not quite ready to launch it, because, well, I’m a little intimidated. But I’ll get over it. So here goes the details.
What it is:
Genesis 1 says, “the evening and the morning,” 7 times. To this day, Jews keep their Saboth from Friday night sundown to Saturday night sundown. I grew up with the concept actually, but that’s not why I’m going to try it out again. So I’ll be starting my day the night before.
What I’m hoping God will do (heal/counsel/war/walk) with me
I’ve been rocking my mornings for about a year now. But my attitude and productivity fall off in the afternoon and I go to bed pretty much dead. I’ve been feeling convicted in this new season, to work toward greater intentionality.
I make a lot of decisions on autopilot, and that’s generally okay, however, when it comes to things like eating, it can be sabotaging. 2 Cor 10:5 says to take every thought captive, which I’d frankly I’d always felt condemnation over. They always read it after 1 John 3:15 “if you hate…you have murdered.”
Recently God redeemed the verse for me. Now I’m seeing it more like an internal martial art. Consider Phil 4:8, “whatsoever is good, etc.” think on these things. There is no negativity in God so things like anger, shame, and fear are not of God. Which means I can give them to God and be free of them.
I believe God wants to upgrade my rest in this new season. My purpose in this journey is to crack open some of these automated decisions and increase my intentionality.
The steps I think we’ll take toward it
Intentionally slowing down the number of things I expect of myself in a day. Setting a hard bedtime with a quiet time (no TV) before it. I’ve espoused getting nightly connection time with God and my wife for years, but it doesn’t always happen. I want my mind churning on the right things as I sleep.
I’ve got an audiobook resource on rest by Graham Cook that I want to go through this month.
More steps to come.
Any resources I’m leaning on God to help with
God’s got to come through with help on my attitude and finding the root wounds that cause me to allow this level of busyness and overwhelm.
Specific places I predict challenge (prayer requests)
More to Come
Estimated Start Date: May 13th