The beginning of 2018 has been kind of tough. After what turned out to be a 6 week foot surgery recovery my children got sick. My Grandma passed away and in my extended family there is some really hard suffering right now.
In 2017 I had come to a point in life where I was consistently able to have 5:00 a.m to 7:00 a.m to myself. I was moving forward with my personal goals during that time and getting stuff done before the kids woke up. The last 3 or 4 weeks or so my 2 year old has woken up between 5:00 a.m and 6:00 a.m almost every day. All my planning and routines have pretty much gone out the window. I’m waiting for “normal” to return again but realizing this may be normal for a while.
Today I really needed some sort of guidance to get me back on track so I turned to pinterest and printed off this checklist.
I’m going to be spending the day working through this, while also doing my best to involve the kids and keep them busy. There are a lot of things I need to work on right now. I need to meal plan. I need to get organized again with my grocery shopping. I need to find a new time to read the Bible now that my early morning hours are not available.
I could list 100 other things that I feel I need right now but most of all I need Jesus. I need His grace, I need His help. I need to realize that whatever comes into my life and interrupts my plans are ultimately from His hand being used for my good.
I won’t be able to sit and read or close my eyes and pray today most likely. I can put on worship music though and sing as I work and listen to the scripture on audio. I can pray aloud as I work, doing my work for the LORD.
I encourage you to do the same busy homemaker! May the joy of the LORD be your strength today! (Neh. 8:10)
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matt. 11:28
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matt. 6:33
When I finish this check list I’m going to enjoy a hot cup of coffee in my new mug I painted on a mommy daughter date with E last week.
(The photo won’t load but I’ll show you later. It says, “Snow ‘n love”!)