Time to get back to normal in a New Year
But - those things happen. Both were out of my control - both were difficult to fathom - actually I still don't understand. The wonderful thing is...this celebration we just engaged in is about the fact that God is in control!! He has a plan - I don't have to understand - He's still with me - even when joy is elusive!! Oh, what a comfort!!! In reality - our holidays ended up being beautiful - just different than what I had hoped.
And now...it's time to start fresh. Normal life begins again - in a New Year. I have been thinking about what I'd like to do different this year - what I'd like to change - along with the calender. A NEW normal - in a New Year!!
Our pastor said something that grabbed my heart and this is what I'd like to see in my life...He said "Jesus always acted with Eternal Intent". I'd like to act with "eternal intent" If I did, anxiety would not be such a big part of my life, having a servant's heart would not be so difficult and time robbers would not be so hard to put aside!!! Well, I'm not making it a resolution (I don't really do resolutions) but I am keeping those words close to my heart and I have purposed to make prayer and Bible time a bigger priority so that I can more easily "act with eternal intent".
A Challenge for sure!! It's already been hard - hehehehe - I'm not surprised!! With some relaxation under my belt (homeschool holiday) it was difficult to wake up this morning - earlier!! Wow - kinda like lifting extra heavy weights to get my eyelids open - just to be honest :0)!!! And the sweet kiddos didn't wake up so sweet this morning!! Somehow - getting back into regular routine isn't easy for anyone. Ears filled with whining sorta makes it hard to act with eternal intent - makes me really want to climb back into bed and pull the covers over my ears!! Oh well, God will be my companion and He will help me - the wonder is....I don't have to do this all by myself!!! Praise Him and Amen!!! What a joy to know!!!!
Blessings this first week 2011!!!