This week I had another night of
sleeplessness prayer time. I poured out to the Lord some of the ways I feel like my life is falling apart around me. Since I hurt my back over a month ago:
- I’ve gained 9 pounds
- my laundry is overflowing and people are naked (well, not quite, but it feels that way)
- my dishes are always needing to be done
- there is no food in the house though I feel like I’m at the store daily
- school is not getting done well
- the house never seems to be really cleaned
- attitudes are kind of on the surly side (and I don’t just mean me)
In all of this, the Lord spoke to me.
I have been working on my OWN strength and will power. I have NOT been looking to the Lord’s strength in ANY of it.
“For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace…” Rom 8:6
I have accomplished nothing these past few weeks because I have been putting my faith and hope in my fleshly strength. I have not been setting my mind on the Spirit and have had NO life and peace. So, I am looking for a different week. I am bathing my agenda in prayer to have the Lord replace it with HIS agenda. I want my life to be a glory and honor to Him; not ask Him to bless what I’M wanting to do.
Lord, I lay down my hopes and dreams before You and ask for You to guide and direct each step I take. I pick up Your burden and lay mine at Your throne. I ask for grace to rest in Your plan, in Your strength in Your wisdom and Your timing as You lead my heart and actions, moment by moment this week. In Jesus’ precious name.
I’m so thankful today for the way the Lord speaks to our hearts to transform us into the image of Jesus!
Blogs I might be linking to:
Menu Planning Monday, On The Menu Monday, Erin Branscoms, Marital Oneness, The Better Mom, Multitudes on Monday, Hear it On Sunday, Sharing His Bounty, What Joy Is Mine, Playdates at the Well, Back to School Monday, Domestically Divine Tuesdays, Time Warp Wife, Funky Planet Frequent Flier Club, Encourage One Another, Living Well Wednesdays, Legacy Leaver Thursday, What’s Up Wednesday, Thought Provoking Thursday, Hearts 4 Home, Thankful Thursday, First Day of My Life , Thankful Thursdays, Thankful, Thankful Thursday Brown-eyed Bell(e), Big Family Fridays, Faith Filled Fridays, Feasting In Fellowship Friday, Homemaking Link-up Week-end, A Little R&R