Some days are very hectic. I wake up with William around 7:15 and we go for a run together. By the time we get back the girls are starting to wake and I am rushing around making sure everyone has something to eat. We kiss Shane goodbye and we are busy getting dressed, making beds, and doing some morning chores. By 10 I realize something…I am very hungry. I typically get too busy to eat any breakfast until I am feeling quite weak and very cranky. Have you heard the term “hangry”? That’s me at 10:00…when hunger turns to anger. I then stop everything, tell the kids to play by themselves for a bit and I make myself some breakfast. This all could have been avoided if I had just taken the time to eat breakfast earlier.
John 6:35 says, “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
I love noticing promises in the Bible. It’s something I always look for and mark when I see them. Here I see a wonderful promise: “he that cometh to me shall never hunger.” Why then are Christians hungering? Why do we feel malnourished in our walk with the Lord. Why do we feel like we don’t have that fullness that we once had? Has God not kept His promise? Of course, that is not the case. “HE THAT COMETH TO ME shall never hunger.” We have stopped going to Him! We need to be in His Word every day. Every day we need spiritual nourishment that only God can give.
Just like if I don’t eat my breakfast in the morning I turn into a weak, hungry, angry mom if we don’t go to the Lord each day we turn into weak, hungry, angry Christians. God’s promise is still true and God is still faithful. We need to cash in on His promise and go to Him.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
One of the things I love doing with my Sunday School class is a profile of the Bible character that is in our story. It’s a great reinforcement as it requires the students to think back to the story and what they learned from it. I thought I would share here the Bible Character Profile Sheet that I made for my class. Let me know if you use it and how you like it!
This past week has been wonderful! Definitely something I am somewhat going to continue.
By Monday evening I was realizing that I needed to stay accountable with my workouts. My sisters, myself, and a good friend of ours keep each other accountable with working out through a facebook group we created almost 3 years ago. I decided that I would go on facebook just to update that group once a night for five minutes. I told Shane when I went on and told him when I got off in order to stay accountable for how long I was on. And it was always only after all the kids were in bed.
Throughout the week I realized that it wasn’t very much the kids that were getting ignored by my being on the internet, it in was more my home and husband. This week I have been able to keep up with the cleaning and laundry much better. I am not stressed about getting it done because I was just slowly working at it throughout the morning between feeding kids and wiping bums.
Then the evenings were so wonderful. Instead of me mindlessly going through pinterest while Shane watched tv or read we were having movie nights complete with popcorn and yummy raspberry tea or we would play our favorite game, Catan, together. We really enjoyed each other’s company and attention.
I also started putting together a study unit for Will’s preschool. I am basing it off of the Whole Body Listening chart I found weeks ago. It is hanging on our wall next to where we do schoolwork. I am really excited about the project and hope to have it completed in a month or so. I am only on week one right now and there will be eight weeks total when I am finished. I am preparing it in PDF so I can share it here with you all!
Then there are a couple of things I wasn’t able to do more of like I was hoping.
I thought I would have all the time in the world to get sewing. Nope. I found that spending time with the kids during the day and Shane in the evening was more important right now. I LOVE sewing, crocheting, beading, woodburning, etc and I hope to get going on my projects soon…but I am slowly learning that spending time with my family is more important than sewing for them. Now I understand why my mom stopped sewing for 10 years.
The other thing I was hoping to do more of is Bible Study. I did get to spend more time working on my Sunday School lesson but not really on my own personal Bible Study. I find it to be a challenge to find quiet time at any part of the day. Most days I end up reading with the kids rather than having my own time reading. So that is something I definitely NEED to work on because unlike sewing, it is more important than quality time with the family. If I cannot get close to God how can I display His love to my family?
So anyway, that’s my update. I have several posts coming up that I am very excited about so keep dropping by!