Hello! Well, this challenge was way more difficult than I imagined. Having quiet time to yourself with a 5 month old, a husband and living in your parent’s house is nearly impossible. The only time I can take for myself is late at night. After I’ve put my son to sleep. My husband works long hours, so I find myself choosing between spending time with him, sleeping or blogging/journaling. I have kept up with my reading missing a day here and there and catching up the next, blogging and journaling and keeping y’all informed is pretty hard.
My son is teething. So it’s like I have a newborn again, and he wakes up every few hours wanting to eat. And I am a sleeper. I like my sleep. Before I had my son, I could sleep in until like 2pm every day if I didn’t have a job. So, I like to sleep. And my husband works so much, that when he does get home, I like to talk to him about his day and catch up. And for the last 2 days, my in laws drove in from Kansas City, and so I’ve been spending time with them as well. So to say the least, this has been difficult!
So instead of sharing my last four days with you, I may just share one or two. I’m sorry! But, if all goes as planned, I will do a walk through of my bible, and show you all the wonderful entries I’ve done. I am trying to journal every day to keep myself in the word. Also very difficult. But, God comes first!
I also planned out my year and things I want to blog about. After the month of January, I will probably blog once or twice a week to keep myself present with my family. [If y’all have tips on how to balance journaling/reading the bible along with family time, let me know! I’m the worst at time management.]
So the first entry, is Matthew 27. Reading this entire chapter always brings tears to my eyes. Because God is so great and so loving, He sent His ONLY son to die for us. And reading about that death, just amazes me. He did this for us. For you and me, for your children and friends, for your parents and cousins. For us. He went through unbelievable pain just so we can be free and loved and forgiven. Wow. That’s amazing. I can’t imagine my own son going through pain who may or may not love him and follow his teachings. People who may never thank him for everything he did and for people to mock him and disobey him. Just so they can be forgiven. I don’t even want to picture or imagine the type of pain that must of brought God. Seeing his son go through everything he did. Next time you read this, imagine it being your own child. It brings an entirely different perspective on it.
And the second, is Luke 1:46-47. I love this verse. I pray that my soul continues to magnify the Lord! I want to praise and thank Him in all I do! This page did not turn out the way I wanted though. But like I’ve mentioned before, this is not for a pinterest-perfect bible journal. It’s not for you. It’s for me. And the Lord. I’m having to be adamant in trusting the Lord in every aspect of my life. I’m learning how to let go and give it to God. I feel like I’m constantly reminding myself that life happens in HIS time and not mine. I’m ready to do so many things in my personal life, and He’s reminding me, that I’m not ready yet! But now with instagram, and following positive Christian people has been super encouraging and thoroughly inspiring. So to remind myself that my spirit rejoices in God and my soul magnifies the Lord is important. I don’t want to get caught up in the little things. I want to see the big picture. And I hope that you are able to focus on that too!
I’ve been learning so many new techniques from the journalers I’m following! And they are all so inspirational! If you’re wanting to get more positive in your life, I highly suggest starting to follow other christians. Replace them with the celebrities in your feed. I find myself wanting to have a relationship with God like others rather than wanting to have a perfect body, a perfect bag and a perfect outfit or just a perfect life in general. Leaving my personal instragram and creating one for my blog alone has probably been the best decision I’ve made in a long time.
Dear Lord thank you for bring those to my blog. I hope they read this and read the scriptures and hear what you need them to hear. Thank you for everything you’re doing to move in my life. Keep me present in my walk with you. And keep those who may be feeling lost on your path. Remind them that you are taking care of them. And that you have a plan. In your son’s name I pray, amen.