Today? I feel surprised that this challenge is over. I feel in my heart it has started a new thing for me: early morning quiet time. Time for Scripture, for reflection, for writing, for being still.

Today I’m feeling the rush already with Halloween activities & getting my boys ready with costumes today for the school storybook parade.

Even at 6am, some days I can feel the pressure of the fast world we live in pressing in, pushing down on me.  Even here in the quiet space. I feel it: “hurry!!”

But today is special; today marks a completion but also an continuation. I gave myself many extensions in the challenge, but at the end? I keep going to carve out this time & space for God, and that is always worth it. No matter if I had done 31 days in a row or 25. It has renewed me, and I want to keep it up.

Thank you for taking this journey with me, through the early morning darkness & the foggy brain words. I pray the Lord presses upon your heart to carve out time for just Him. I pray my heart remembers how it has soared even as it fought to rise from sleep. All the success counted as success, and even the failure counted as lessons on missing it.

I challenge you to do the same: rise early & spend time. As often as you can.

“You will be my people, and I will be your God.”

Jeremiah 30:22


gabrielle prose



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