Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oh! I forgot!

Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37:5

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Psalm 16:3

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge Him and shall direct thy path.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17

So the common denominator in all these Scriptures in commiting what you are trying to do to the Lord. It is foolish to think that in our own strength that we can do anything. Even when it's a good thing that we are wanting to do...we cannot in our own strength.

This is why my week, as my daughter puts it, was an epic fail! Everthing that could go wrong has....we fell off the wagon like 2 days after doing good and we got sick.

In case you are lost, I'm referring to my last post on recommiting myself. I was sitting here thinking about the cleanse I'm about to do with my daughter and the time I plan to commit to the Lord during the time of renewal and the enemy of my soul was right there to bring me down with a whipser of, " I don't even know why you are going to try to do the cleanse and spend time with couldn't even get your last commitment right." Sigh..then the Faithful Holy Spirit gently reminded me that if I want to succeed that I have to do it with the Lord by my side. I have to pray. I have to tell the Lord what my plans are and seek His advice and let Him tweak my plans however He sees fit!

I'm not a failure and I refuse to give up! I have a good plan. This time though I'm going to get with my Father and seek Him with all my heart before I proceed! With God by my side how can I ever go wrong!

I love the way this verse is written in the New Living Translation:
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Proverbs 24:16

I am a righteous through Jesus Christ! I am a righteous woman, wife, and Moma not by anything that I have done but through my Saviour who died willingly for me and by my Lord who so willingly gave up so much for me! Though I did fall, I'm back up!

Blessings to all! Goodnight!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Decision! I'm changing things!!!

Ok, this is me confessing....I'M NOT A MORNING PERSON! There, I said it, it's out in the open! This has been my crutch! Instead of changing things, I just lean on this...I'm not a morning person! This is has got to change....this days events have proven it to me. I have always been a spontaneous type of gal but the Lord saw fit to bless me with a daughter who is a creature of habit and structure! In my world...We would sleep in, casually get up and get around, finally sit down to some school.. You get this picture. Casual. Spontaneous. Ok, structureless too. Alas, this does not work. I have known this for some time now but since I don't like to get up early I have made excuses til now! I'm done! I'm going to become a morning person...if for no other reason than I don't want to struggle/fight with my precious daughter anymore. I know that Danae does her best work in the morning, before playing or anything else...but I lack discipline in this area. My daughter needs me to be faithful in this area. Besides, I'm fairly certain, ok I'm positive that the Lord addresses this in His vauble Word: Hang on.... Ah yes, The wonderful Proverbs 31 woman! The woman I love to hate!! Just kidding. But God's Word clearly states that she rises early while it still dark to provide for her family. Geez, I really don't want to be in disobediance to the Word of God!
Today went something like this: Up late, school late, student had bad attitude, Mom began to yell, student cried and it went down hill from there. So I closed the school books, pulled my 4th grader into my lap and apologized to her. I told her that I was sorry that I expected her to function is a manner that she can't. I'm sorry that I havent' been more diligent and that I told her that my relationship with her is so way more important than school will ever be. So we closed our books, made some new goals and gave each other forgiveness and kisses. She scampered off and I decided to blog about our new goals. (Somehow telling the internet world my intentions keeps me more accountable. Strange, yes, but true!)
Mom and Danae- early to bed.
Mom- up at 6 for alone time with God, getting dressed, and preparing breakfast. (My dear husband is up at 4:30 so his breakfast and lunch are packed to go the night before)
Danae- up at 7, dressed and chores done.
Mom- take Kim to work at 8:15
Mom and Danae begin school at 9:30
If all goes well we can be done by lunch at 12, Danae can play and I can get house chores done! It looks great on paper! Now I need to do it!
The Lord is gracious and I know He will help me! I kinda wish tomorrow was Monday so I could get started on these new goals!!!!
So friends, how is your school year going? Homeschooling or not. Someone want to volunteer to keep me accountable and encourage me?