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This is my first time posting on Faith Lift Fridays, but lately I have had something on my heart and I wanted to share.
This summer has been a fun one for our family, but as we are wrapping it up, one thing mommy is not focusing on is her relationship with Christ. I told myself at the beginning of summer that I wasn't going to miss church because of summer activities and here we are in August and its been a good month since we've went. I pray often, but I haven't opened my bible as much as I should or read with the children from their bibles. Well I am noticing a difference in everything I do. I have been having trouble sleeping, (I went a good week with hardly sleeping at all) I have been having problems with the kids and with my temper. Everything in my life has been affected. I knew in my heart I just needed to drop to my knees, but that stubborness in me kept saying Oh no you can do this - just keep going.
Well I have been helping lead a summer bible study (which I didn't feel like I should seeing my heart just wasn't in the right place, but helping lead also made sure that I went when each week I never felt like going) We have met the last few weeks in a row and this past week was a bad one for me. I was walking around in an angry, tired mess. I knew what I needed to do to change my heart and luckily a verse kept coming back to me that we reviewed.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Luckily I was pushed to my limit and locked myself in the bathroom, had a good talk with God and am starting over. We talked in our group about how important it is to seek the quiet time with God, how even Jesus escaped to be in prayer. I haven't had any alone time lately. Everyhing I do, everywhere I go, I have the kids with me. I need to make more time just to have a break- a few moments of quiet. I have put it back at the top of the list and am making a point to start my day in his word and putting my focus back where it needs to be. It's amazing to me how the Lord does respond to our prayers. I have slept the past two nights wonderfully and we had a great day with the kids yesterday, lots of laughter, no tears or yelling. Thanks be to GOD!