If you still need a reason to jump into the early-morning craziness…

Katie Orr

If you’ve been around Inspired to Action for any length of time, you’ve heard about HelloMornings and the benefits of the early-morning habit. You’ve read of the challenge to wake up for your kids, instead of to your kids. And you’ve listened to the calls to start the day putting first things first, through spending time with Jesus.

You may find yourself on the sidelines — still not convinced that an earlier morning is for you. If you have any inkling of “jumping into the game” will you take a moment to read through the comments of yesterday’s post over at the HelloMornings blog? We’ve been celebrating our 8th HelloMornings challenge, by declaring what the Lord has done in our lives through the HelloMornings challenge.

The comments are just breathtaking.

I discovered a need and a solution I had never considered…

…I would have wasted these opportunities sleeping.

…I give Him the firstfruits of my day and I am a much happier Mama…

God is doing a great work in the lives of these mamas. He is transforming their souls, their families, and even some physiques. These women are not more discipled, more athletic, or more spiritual than you and I. They are simply women who have taken Him at His Word — that He has come that we might have life, and that we would have it abundantly!

He bestows abundant blessings when we choose to follow Him in obedience.

So, friend, if you think He might just be whispering your name—calling you up to sit at His feet and listen to Him in the early morning hours—will you listen? Will you obey?

I hope you will.

HelloMornings Winter Session

Registration for the Winter HelloMornings challenge is open now through Wednesday, January 23rd!

  • Session runs January 28th – April 26th (13 weeks)
  • Anyone (female!) is welcome to join a group, though space is limited.
  • Participants will receive the latest Quench Bible study, Abounding Hope. (Releases Thursday, January 17th.)

How to Register

Here is a quick bird’s-eye-view of the what you need to do. Click the grey button below when you are ready to sign up!

  • Step 1: Get the HelloMornings blog email, to receive challenge announcements and tips for the journey.
  • Step 2: Get a group. If you are a part of an existing group, and pre-registered in December, you can skip step 2.
  • Step 3: Get ready. You don’t have to wait to get a jump start on your mornings!

Or, if you would like to learn more about the HelloMornings challenge, jump on over to our FAQ page.

About Katie
Grace-clinger. Truth-speaker. Pastor’s wife. Mommy of three. Auburn fan. Loves to equip others to walk with the Lord for a lifetime. Co-author of Savoring Living Water: How to have an effective quiet time and author of Focused15 Bible studies. Creator of Do Not Depart where you can receive encouragement and tools to abide in God’s Word.

Comments

  1. Wow. I remember it being a little frustrating to get registered the last time I was able to take part in a challenge. But this is ridiculous. I’ve been at this for more than 45 minutes! And now, it won’t let me upload my pic, but it won’t let me crop, but it won’t let me skip it, but it won’t let me go back… UGH!!!! I really want to do this, but heavens! I don’t have time for this and I don’t know many moms that do. What am I doing wrong?

  2. The timing of this post is perfect! I’ve known I need to make it a priority to wake up earlier for a while. I just need to discipline myself to go to bed earlier so that it’s a more realistic goal! I see more iphone reminders in my future :). Thanks for posting the bits about what how the Lord has used this in others’ lives–super encouraging!

  3. Do I have to use FeedBlitz? Do I have to use the paid service to participate?

  4. Hi! I have a few questions regarding the challenge.
    I want to join but I am overseas. Will this work for me, too?
    Is this applicable for full-time working moms? It looks like the challenge is just suited for stay-at-home moms or work-at-home moms. I go home really late around 10 – 11pm and I wake up around 5:30 so I can be out the door by 7am. I tried waking up earlier than that but I was just so sleepy in the office the whole day. =( Are there any moms out there with the same schedule as mine and how did you go about this? I really want to grow in my faith and lead a purposeful life with Jesus at the center.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Em! This will absolutely work for you :) There are quite a few Facebook groups and a Twitter group that are overseas, so hopefully you can find one that works for you! As far as the full time working mom part? I work full time at a corporate job 8-5, have a toddler, a side part-time job and somehow? God provides the energy to get up for a few minutes to be in His Word :) It takes baby steps and grace – you don’t have to be up for an hour before work – just try 5 minutes. And if you miss a day? Just get up again tomorrow :) You can do this!

    • Hi Em, We have over a hundred groups with women from all walks of life and in different seasons of life all over the world…married, single, older, younger, working, stay-at-home, students, moms, grandmas, non-moms… We have a number of overseas group. You can take a look at the pages and see which one seems to be a good fit for you. Let us know if you have any questions. Glad you are here! :)

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