Last week I posted that I am following Good Morning Girls Proverbs Bible Study. This isn’t my first bible study through them and probably will not be my last. I meant to get this post written sooner, (like last night) but something got in the way.
Keeping a promise to myself that I made at the start of the week. Hold on it’s more like the start of this bible study!
With all the extra stress lately in my life I kind of put myself on the back burner. In other words I stopped taking care of myself. It’s easy to do. All you have to say is; I’ll do it tomorrow. 😉 When I started this bible study one of my things was pressing a restart button on life.
This week I made it a priority to not break the three major promises I have made to myself; eating healthy, working out and getting in my bible time.
It’s easy to say but hard to do. (That’s for sure)
Proverbs 6: 22 really spoke to me. The scriptures we read and meditate are supposed to guide us and protect us when we sleep. They are supposed to talk to us. As I sat there soaking in the scripture it made me really think when was the last time I really prayed over scripture? When was the last time I let it guide me in life?
This made promise three really stand out to me, Bible time. I need it. It makes me a better mom, wife, daughter and friend.
Proverbs 7:2 &3 was eye awaking. My observation was that we need to guard our hearts from temptation of the world. There are so many things that tempt us not only in our walk with God but in our day-to-day life. Turn on the TV and there’s mouth-watering commercials of food. Go on social media and a friend has shared a recipe of something I really shouldn’t eat.
Temptation is all around us. It keeps us from living the path God has set out for us. It also can steal us from being the best us. Little things popping up trying to keep us from going for that walk or playing with the children.
Proverbs 8: 33& 34 made me stop and think, Do I listen to God’s whispers in my life? In this passage he tells us to listen to his instruction and do not ignore it. Yes, I have listened to God’s whispers in my life but am I listening to all of them?
I’m still pondering these questions.
Proverbs 9:6 I love this great reminder to leave your simple ways in the past, and walk in the way of understanding. It made me think about things like: if God is speaking to me about eating healthy and I chose not to listen than I am really following him? When the door’s to work out are opened and I chose to stay on the couch am I really leaving my simple ways in the past?
In the past I have always seen this verse as something to do with the big habits of my flesh but after this week I see this verse differently. The little habits of my flesh count too.
Proverbs 10:32 was a great reminder that what comes out of my mouth should reflect the wisdom and knowledge of God. With little ones wheeling and running around my feet I need to be mindful of how I speak and also what I allow into our environment. Words can hurt deeply if used wrong.
This week I listened to God’s whispers. This past week The Hubby and I talked about the changes in Lilly’s physical condition and what it means. One thing we both have been hearing whispers of is have a summer of fun.
Last week I mentioned our summer isn’t turning out what I thought it would but now I see God has a different plan. We are going to have tough days no doubt but on the good days we need to utilize it and have fun.
Last weekend we did just that. We took the Kids to Porkappolozia. The Hubby was in heaven, (BBQ Pork, do I need to say more?) and we had a day of fun. How are you making the most of your summer fun?
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