My phone starts singing Hamster Dance.
It is 5.15am.
I have committed myself to waking up daily between 5.15 and 5.30am to make sure I get uninterrupted time with my Savior.
My Bible is open.
It is 5.35am.
I read. I say a quick prayer as I get more and more comfortable on the couch.
Wait! What was that I was reading about?
I go back to the Bible and re-read the passage.
The words get blurrier as my eyes get heavier.
Ever been there?
Ever made a sacrifice in your effort to get closer to God - and then it's still not what you had hoped for...
This is what I do now. I read OUT LOUD. Not in a manner that would wake anyone up - in a gentle steady lowered voice. I read to myself. I read the Word of God AND I hear the Word of God. And that helps me.