May wonders never cease!

Can you imagine, if this is what God can carve out of rock what he can do in us if we let him? 

In our study we learn to say, “I am dead to that sin”.  I wasn’t taking it literal and I was spinning my wheels.  I learned today that others were taking this literal and actually saying the words when a sin reared it’s ugly face.  They are changing and I was sitting in the same spot wondering why I wasn’t.  I guess I know now.

Our relationship with God is a tough row to hoe, but a well worth while journey.  If it’s difficult and not what you imagined he is probably working wonders in your life.  It’s it’s all smooth sailing and you think, “this is easy!” then you are probably not getting it. 

I had a mini breakthrough/slap-in-the-face today.  I am so glad I did.

Today’s verse

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person…

1 Corinthians 13:7

Lord please help me today to have a clean heart.  Deliver me from my selfish thoughts.  Make me a good wife, a great servant, and a loving mother!

In your heavenly name, Amen.

Today’s verse

Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person…

1 Corinthians 13:7

Give me faith Lord, to abide by your word.  Help me to have faith always and in every situation.  Thank you Heavenly Father!

Amen

The “also” principle

I have been attending a bible study luncheon at my church on Tuesdays and it has been very enlightening! 

Devi teaches about The Home Experience.  I have learned a lot about myself and I have only attended three sessions.  She goes in depth about how to take care of our families and our house while doing all the “other” things we have to do.  It really boils down to prioritizing and just getting it done. 

This week she talks about the also principle.  Which basically is just going the extra mile.  She talked about driving around in a $30,000 trash can on wheels for example.  Why can’t we just take the stuff out of the car  every time we get out?  Well because we may be juggling groceries and hurrying to make supper and whatever else there is to do when you get home.  But the trash and bags and what have you will still be in the car the next time you get in there.  Not to mention the fact that now you may have double the amount from this trip.  Just take the two or three minutes and take the trash out each time, so you don’t get overwhelmed with it at the end of the week!  Well I have to say my car is a trash can on wheels at times, because I am in the car for more than an hour a day to and from work, but the principle makes perfect sense, because when I do have a spare minute to clean my car it takes me half the day! 

Devi recommends applying this principle to every part of your life and I agree, however I am taking it one step at a time.  If I tried to get all the undone projects done in one day I would not sleep.  So I am working on my car and my bathroom.  I am trying to contain the trash to one spot and taking my books and bags out everyday when I get home.  This isn’t always the case, but I am trying.  I am also keeping my bathroom very tidy.  I clean off the vanity in the morning and wipe all of the excess toothpaste and water splashes from the sink and make sure the floor is picked up.  Before I would have clothes and towels on the floor and water all over the place.  But I have to tell you since I have been tidying up it is so much more pleasant to walk into!

I hope to keep applying the principle to each room and project, but as my friend Mary just said the other night, “Rome was not built in a day”.  So I guess I am on my way.