Monday, July 26, 2010

Keeping Up With the Challenge(s)!

{If you are stopping by for the Completing Him Challenge, you will see that post below!}

Today is the 4th week of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge!

I have to be completely honest here...I slacked off a bit while on vacation last week.

I hate to admit it!

I truly thought I would have been able to make time each day to stay on track and read my 12 pages!

But I didn't!

I failed!

I was upset with myself!

I shared my frustrations with my husband and he tried, very hard, to cheer me up by letting me know how proud he was of me to have taken on this challenge to begin with; But, despite his kindness, it didn't help! I was still very upset!

I thought to myself  "How can I make time for everything else in my day, but not make time to spend with Jesus?"

I made time each day to swim, to walk/jog, to sight-see, to sit around the campfire! But I was unable to make time to spend with my Heavenly Father!

That is what made me the most upset!

Not the fact that I was behind on my reading! The fact that I was putting HIM last!

I prayed about it...asking GOD to help me find peace and determination to sit and read HIS Word and take in all that HE wanted me to learn! To just listen!

I am very proud and extremely happy to say that I did find that peace and am now caught up in my reading!

I loved reading the stories of Samson, Ruth, and David!

Our God is an Awesome God!

I will continue to press on toward the goal!

Not only the goal of reading my Bible in 90 Days, but also spending time daily in HIS presence!

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

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This Challenge is being hosted by Amy at Mom's Toolbox!



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PhotobucketToday marks Week #7 for Courtney's Completing Him Challenge!

I am really glad I took this challenge on!

I am not only learning a lot about myself and my role as a wife, but I am also learning a lot about my husband! Things I am surprised that I haven't already known!


Todays challenge, from Courtney's blog, is as follows: Support his vision. Discuss his vision for your family. Where does he see your family in 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. Share with us how you let your husband lead.

This is something that I have struggled with in our marriage...letting my husband lead!

I like being in charge! I like things done a certain way.  I guess you can say I am a little OCD!!

But, in the past few months, I have really been trying to reverse my role and live more according to God's standards as a wife!

My husband just recently took the finances back over and I have to say I am relieved!!

What a stress they were! Just knowing that he has them under control is so comforting to me!

My husband and I discuss our future with each other, a lot!

We live in a very tiny house...with only 2 bedrooms and 1 closet!! Yes, I said 1 closet! LOL!

With 2 small children, the bedroom situation is ok, for now. But, as they grow, we know we are going to definately need more rooms...and more space!

So, our 1-5 year goal would be to move into a bigger house! We are praying for this goal to be reached, actually, in the next 1.5-2 years.

My hubby is praying to be debt free by his 30th birthday, which is March 20th!

The only debt he is praying we have is our mortgage and car payment. Student loans and credit card debt he is hoping to have eliminated! He has a plan already taking place and I believe this is something that will be accomplished!

Thankfully, our debt is small...under $10,000!

We want to start being wiser when it comes to our finances and use them in ways more pleasing to God!

These are the big things we would love to see accomplished within the next 5 years! Past that, we both have honestly no idea! I guess we will just wait and see where God leads and what He places on our hearts to do!

After all, ”A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” ~ Proverbs 16:9

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall. ~ 2 Peter 1:10






7 comments:

  1. Yay for you for catching up! This challenge is a real blessing.

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  2. I am doing both challenges too and I am behind on the Bible reading now but working towards catching up.
    I like the vision that your husband has; it leads to freedom for sure.
    Blessings.

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  3. I do not think that my comment posted.

    I am doing both challenges too and enjoying them. Sounds like you have a smart husband - working towards not being in debt is freedom! Blessings in that!

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  4. Hurray for catching up- I am not doing either challenge- but am extremely motivated by you & other mommies working so hard to read through your Bible & be the wife God wants you to be.
    Have a great day!
    Jessica

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  5. Great job catching up! I was behind yesterday, but ended up wide awake in the middle of the night, and spent the time reading until I was tired to fall asleep again (and was completely caught up)! God provides a way!

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  6. So glad you were able to catch up! If only we'd just ask in the beginning and not waste time getting frustrated! But I understand where you are coming from. He is always faithful though!

    Blessings!
    Sharity

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ack! One closet?! I am saying a sentence prayer for you right now!

    Blessings on your marriage!! :)

    Brittany @ The High-Heeled Housewife

    ReplyDelete

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Keeping Up With the Challenge(s)!

{If you are stopping by for the Completing Him Challenge, you will see that post below!}

Today is the 4th week of the Bible in 90 Days Challenge!

I have to be completely honest here...I slacked off a bit while on vacation last week.

I hate to admit it!

I truly thought I would have been able to make time each day to stay on track and read my 12 pages!

But I didn't!

I failed!

I was upset with myself!

I shared my frustrations with my husband and he tried, very hard, to cheer me up by letting me know how proud he was of me to have taken on this challenge to begin with; But, despite his kindness, it didn't help! I was still very upset!

I thought to myself  "How can I make time for everything else in my day, but not make time to spend with Jesus?"

I made time each day to swim, to walk/jog, to sight-see, to sit around the campfire! But I was unable to make time to spend with my Heavenly Father!

That is what made me the most upset!

Not the fact that I was behind on my reading! The fact that I was putting HIM last!

I prayed about it...asking GOD to help me find peace and determination to sit and read HIS Word and take in all that HE wanted me to learn! To just listen!

I am very proud and extremely happy to say that I did find that peace and am now caught up in my reading!

I loved reading the stories of Samson, Ruth, and David!

Our God is an Awesome God!

I will continue to press on toward the goal!

Not only the goal of reading my Bible in 90 Days, but also spending time daily in HIS presence!

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

Photobucket
This Challenge is being hosted by Amy at Mom's Toolbox!



Photobucket


PhotobucketToday marks Week #7 for Courtney's Completing Him Challenge!

I am really glad I took this challenge on!

I am not only learning a lot about myself and my role as a wife, but I am also learning a lot about my husband! Things I am surprised that I haven't already known!


Todays challenge, from Courtney's blog, is as follows: Support his vision. Discuss his vision for your family. Where does he see your family in 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years. Share with us how you let your husband lead.

This is something that I have struggled with in our marriage...letting my husband lead!

I like being in charge! I like things done a certain way.  I guess you can say I am a little OCD!!

But, in the past few months, I have really been trying to reverse my role and live more according to God's standards as a wife!

My husband just recently took the finances back over and I have to say I am relieved!!

What a stress they were! Just knowing that he has them under control is so comforting to me!

My husband and I discuss our future with each other, a lot!

We live in a very tiny house...with only 2 bedrooms and 1 closet!! Yes, I said 1 closet! LOL!

With 2 small children, the bedroom situation is ok, for now. But, as they grow, we know we are going to definately need more rooms...and more space!

So, our 1-5 year goal would be to move into a bigger house! We are praying for this goal to be reached, actually, in the next 1.5-2 years.

My hubby is praying to be debt free by his 30th birthday, which is March 20th!

The only debt he is praying we have is our mortgage and car payment. Student loans and credit card debt he is hoping to have eliminated! He has a plan already taking place and I believe this is something that will be accomplished!

Thankfully, our debt is small...under $10,000!

We want to start being wiser when it comes to our finances and use them in ways more pleasing to God!

These are the big things we would love to see accomplished within the next 5 years! Past that, we both have honestly no idea! I guess we will just wait and see where God leads and what He places on our hearts to do!

After all, ”A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” ~ Proverbs 16:9

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall. ~ 2 Peter 1:10






7 comments:

  1. Yay for you for catching up! This challenge is a real blessing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am doing both challenges too and I am behind on the Bible reading now but working towards catching up.
    I like the vision that your husband has; it leads to freedom for sure.
    Blessings.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I do not think that my comment posted.

    I am doing both challenges too and enjoying them. Sounds like you have a smart husband - working towards not being in debt is freedom! Blessings in that!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hurray for catching up- I am not doing either challenge- but am extremely motivated by you & other mommies working so hard to read through your Bible & be the wife God wants you to be.
    Have a great day!
    Jessica

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great job catching up! I was behind yesterday, but ended up wide awake in the middle of the night, and spent the time reading until I was tired to fall asleep again (and was completely caught up)! God provides a way!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So glad you were able to catch up! If only we'd just ask in the beginning and not waste time getting frustrated! But I understand where you are coming from. He is always faithful though!

    Blessings!
    Sharity

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ack! One closet?! I am saying a sentence prayer for you right now!

    Blessings on your marriage!! :)

    Brittany @ The High-Heeled Housewife

    ReplyDelete

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