For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of a person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. NASBI spend way to much time getting ready in the morning. I know it doesn't directly relate to the verses, I first thought of this because of what the verses said about a man looking in a mirror, but reading through it again all the verses relate to my reasoning for why that time needs to be reduced.
Over the past several days I have been working on managing my time to spend more of it in the Word and prayer, as well as finding a better time for IBS. (Now that we've started doing them again I've worked on the last two studies in the car on the way to our day's ministry.)
We are called to be doers of the word and not hearers only, but I can't be a doer if I'm not making more time to at least be a hearer!
I've realized that a lot of my time is lost not in each task itself but rather in getting from one task to another, as well as getting myself organized after first waking up.
I am going to make a point of beginning my IBS first thing after waking up rather than showering or switching over the laundry, and I will work on streamlining my morning preparations; first of all by getting my towel, soap, razor, etc to the bathroom in one trip rather than bringing some of it over, realizing I forgot something, getting it, then realizing I forgot something else and going back, etc, etc, etc, plus whatever other things pop up that stop me in my tracks and keep me from that glorious watery goal. . . which I tend to take a tad too long using to relax and return to full consciousness anyway. Another thing to cut down and take back time with.
that He brings
what He wants
for the reasons
He wants it.