Friday, September 19, 2008

summer into fall...

Life is busy, busy! We are in the midst of homeschooling-2nd, 1st and pre-K, finishing up on summer cleaning jobs, working at the YMCA 3 days a week, starting with Sunday school organizing, planning with our church's women's group, soccer, financial course (Financial Peace at church-yay!), our online Bible study (girls I'm so behind-sorry!) and somehow figuring out how to cook, clean and do laundry...and most importantly putting the Lord first. Through His grace, though my load has not lessened too much, my stress has greatly. However, He is letting me know that I am not putting Him first. Life is taking priority over the Giver of life. Should I continue on this path, no doubt it will all come crashing down, as I am weak...but He is strong.

So, a gentle reminder to give the Lord our all. Not last, 3rd or even 2nd place, but 1st. When He is in charge, when we seek the counsel of God to plan our day, to ask for His wisdom and discernment to make choices and plans that would glorify Him...our days are going to be fulfilling (no, I didn't say easy), having everything be done that needs to be. There is that happy balance of being structured, planned but open to the unexpected or spontaneous...a call or unexpected visit from or to someone...

Have a blessed week, praying for peace of mind, joyful hearts and an abundance of grace and mercy to ourselves and others... all from the Lord...and quiet moments with Him.

Read here for more thoughts from others- life, love, priorities...the Lord...

hugs,

2 comments:

Terri said...

Love the new picture!! I'm a bit behind too.

Love the post! Right on and timely!

Sarah A. said...

Yes, I love the picture!

So, I am curious... Have you made any changes to your schedule that will enable you to put God first? (I mean that in the nicest way possible. Just looking for ideas...)

Daily life=thrive

This journey of life-daily routines... sweet one, do you see the sun peeking through? The Lord is always present, perfect in His steadfas...