Archive for February, 2012

Introvert

Just had to share this article from Carlos Whittaker. 

http://www.ragamuffinsoul.com/2012/02/introvert-2/

Day 39 – Hi my name is Grace

He is good. He is so good. When I succeed. He is good. When I fail. He is good.

These past two-threeish weeks have been similar to a kiddie rollercoaster. No crazy highs or crazy lows but definitely some little bumps in the road and starts and stops.

TIU – Welp…let’s just say once they started doing so many things with a partner, I kind of gave up. Kind of. I started doing Jillian workouts at work and doing Tone It Up less and less to the point where I just like reading their blog to learn healthy eating tips. Darn it! Mission failed. However! I am going to try to attempt the last week of the challenge. To redeem myself. Pray for me please 🙂

Reading – Zach decided to take the reading challenge also to encourage me and because he loves to read. Yes, he is a sweet boyfriend. We decided to do month 1 together. Which turned out to be hit and miss. HIT because we loved the book like we knew we would. MISS because we still havent finished haha turns out when you do not live together its tough to read a whole book together in a month. But we are determined to finish. Feb book is expensive at the moment so I am going to switch it to To Kill A Mockingbird. BTdubs…what a fantastic book. Clive Staples is a genius. I believe I could read The Screwtape Letters 20 times and still hear new refreshing ideas that I can apply to my life.

Baking – COMPLETE! Hurray! The one task that was completed. I made Maple Scones from scratch and apparently they were not so bad. I would really like to try another recipe. Maybe another time. Next – English Muffins!

Jesus Calling

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
—Hebrews 4:15-16

This book is a continuous blessing. January I would consider a success for this challenge. I believe I missed 3-4 days out of the thirty. Not bad! Feb hasn’t got off to a great start with obedience but it’s still in tact and waiting on me. I am so thankful that we serve a Lord that is the epitome of grace. When I forget to read he smiles and says today we enjoyed the sun. Or says today we enjoyed being with ones you love. He puts everything in perspective.

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” – Luke 10:38-42

I want to enjoy this time I have with the Lord. Not toil over forgetting to read a paragraph. He sees me delighting in Him. And if I start leaving him behind, he is still working just as hard for me. Because God is consistent. He is prepared. And He is Better. I pray I wake up daily and choose He that is Better.