It’s 5:30 A.M.
My alarm goes off. Blindly I flail my arm about trying to find my Blackberry to turn off that annoying sound that ripped me from a peaceful dream.
Finding it, I turn it off. No, I do not hit snooze, because not only do I not want to chance waking my children in the next room, I also do not want to have to hear that sound another time.
I roll over desperately trying to rearrange my morning to find at least another 1/2 hour of sleep, but already know that it is a vain exercise, because its an exercise I try every morning…and every morning is the same.
I drag myself out of bed and plop down at the table with my steaming cup of coffee in hand.
Almost without thinking I start praying…almost reciting what I have said every other morning for the past month.
Perhaps in our quest for freedom in Christ we have tossed aside a level of respect for God that Jacob understood so well in Genesis 35.
“Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments.”
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