Monday, August 2, 2010

For His Glory

{If you are here for the Completing Him Challenge, you will find that post below!}

The Bible in 90 Days Challenge is really starting to become a "challenge" for me.

I thought that after 20+ days of following a routine, that routine became a habit.

Well, not so much in my case!

I am slacking.

But, I will get caught up!

My problem has been my focus is elsewhere while reading! I am catching myself "wandering", a lot, while reading!

Praying for God's perfect peace this week as I prepare to get back on track!

I would like to share one particular verse that jumped out at me during my readings last week. It was in 2 Samuel 22:17-18

"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me."

Our Awesome, Perfect, Heavenly, Father is always looking over us from aboveTaking care of us in the good times and bad! Rescuing us from the evilness that surrounds us!
How Awesome is our God?

{If you are like me and struggling to keep on track, please, hang in there! Do not give up! That is what Satan wants; for us to quit!  Leave me a comment so I can pray for you!}

My focus is still on the goal of completing this challenge while growing closer to my LORD!

{just wanted to add, I am not too far behind that there is no hope of getting back on track. I am 3 days behind schedule.}

So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. ~ Galations 6:9
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PhotobucketIt is the 8th week of the Completeing Him Challenge!

I am learning a lot, and growing a lot, through this challenge!

This week Courtney wants us "to take some time to assess your husband's respect-o-meter. Ask him what sort of things you do that make him feel disrespected and respected. Work on weeding out disrespectful thoughts and attitudes and exchanging them for respectful ones."

When I asked my husband how I respect and disrespect him, this is what he had to say! {by the way, my husband is really enjoying this challenge as well! He has said to me that he loves hearing the new challenges and me asking him things that neither of us have ever really given much thought to otherwise!}

He told me that I respect him by taking care of the house and the kids. By having his work clothes always washed and ready for him to wear for the week as well as meals prepared on a regular basis!

I respect him with our finances. Trying to budget and spend the money that he works so hard for wisely!

I respect him by taking care of myself and trying to exercise and eat healthier!

The one way {and actually, the only way} he stated that I show disrespect is when I am not as "intimate" as he would like! This is something I have struggled with since we got married and is something that I continue to work on and pray about every, single, day!

I am so blessed and so thankful that God had me marry a man who respects me just as much, if not more, as I respect him!

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. ~ 1 Peter 4:8


So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the prayers, I did get caught up today and have finished today's reading as well. I was about where you were in terms of being behind. I had a couple of really busy days, and I need to make sure the reading is my morning priority! I pray you get caught up too!

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  2. Thank youu! I also try to make it my morning priority, but, shamefully, I too let life get in my way!
    I will get caught up and I will finish in 90 Days!
    Many Blessings! :)

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  3. I have said a little prayer for you! Good luck in catching up.

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  4. Keep at it, you'll make it! Loved the verse from 2 Samuel you shared!

    Praying for you, too!
    Sharity

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  5. Uuuuggh...the distractions! When I realize that my mind has started wondering, I immediately stop & say a prayer asking God to block out any distractions and to help me to focus on His word. Then I go back to reading. Sometimes it helps me to get back on track if I begin to read out loud, or at least in a whisper. It is easier for distractions to disturb thoughts than speech.

    I'll be praying for ya girlie!
    Warm hugs & abundant blessings,
    ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸..•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`-: † :- Anita
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
    aseknc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. B9oDays: I found the first few weeks to be a breeze, now it's so hard to make myself sit down and read. Plus I know I've been under attack. A lot of things have happened to make me feel like "I don't want to do this anymore."

    As for the respect issue: Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's a tough one. I mean, I totally respect my husband but I am the queen of eye-rollers.

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  7. I hadn't heard of the Completing Him Challenge yet and it sounds great. It seems like it would help to bring up conversations that don't necessarily come up in conversation between the two of you, but are important to have- thanks for sharing!

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  8. KEEP GOING- I'm praying for you! I am so inspired by all of you that are doing the 90 day challenge... I know you can do it with God's help!
    Blessings,
    Jessica

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  9. Hmmm, that's an interesting notion...I never thought of "that" as an issue of respect or disrespect!

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  10. wonderful post today, love the verse you shared, your other challenge you're doig sounds fantastic! thanks for stopping by Nanna's Place
    Helen

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  11. Keep to it... and you will continue to be amazed. Of course the lists might seem dry, but they are God-breathed and He wants you to read them.
    You can do it!
    And thanks for all of the encouragement you are sharing through comments on the other posts. :) LOVE that!!

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Monday, August 2, 2010

For His Glory

{If you are here for the Completing Him Challenge, you will find that post below!}

The Bible in 90 Days Challenge is really starting to become a "challenge" for me.

I thought that after 20+ days of following a routine, that routine became a habit.

Well, not so much in my case!

I am slacking.

But, I will get caught up!

My problem has been my focus is elsewhere while reading! I am catching myself "wandering", a lot, while reading!

Praying for God's perfect peace this week as I prepare to get back on track!

I would like to share one particular verse that jumped out at me during my readings last week. It was in 2 Samuel 22:17-18

"He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me."

Our Awesome, Perfect, Heavenly, Father is always looking over us from aboveTaking care of us in the good times and bad! Rescuing us from the evilness that surrounds us!
How Awesome is our God?

{If you are like me and struggling to keep on track, please, hang in there! Do not give up! That is what Satan wants; for us to quit!  Leave me a comment so I can pray for you!}

My focus is still on the goal of completing this challenge while growing closer to my LORD!

{just wanted to add, I am not too far behind that there is no hope of getting back on track. I am 3 days behind schedule.}

So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. ~ Galations 6:9
Photobucket
Hosted by Amy at Mom's Toolbox!


Photobucket


PhotobucketIt is the 8th week of the Completeing Him Challenge!

I am learning a lot, and growing a lot, through this challenge!

This week Courtney wants us "to take some time to assess your husband's respect-o-meter. Ask him what sort of things you do that make him feel disrespected and respected. Work on weeding out disrespectful thoughts and attitudes and exchanging them for respectful ones."

When I asked my husband how I respect and disrespect him, this is what he had to say! {by the way, my husband is really enjoying this challenge as well! He has said to me that he loves hearing the new challenges and me asking him things that neither of us have ever really given much thought to otherwise!}

He told me that I respect him by taking care of the house and the kids. By having his work clothes always washed and ready for him to wear for the week as well as meals prepared on a regular basis!

I respect him with our finances. Trying to budget and spend the money that he works so hard for wisely!

I respect him by taking care of myself and trying to exercise and eat healthier!

The one way {and actually, the only way} he stated that I show disrespect is when I am not as "intimate" as he would like! This is something I have struggled with since we got married and is something that I continue to work on and pray about every, single, day!

I am so blessed and so thankful that God had me marry a man who respects me just as much, if not more, as I respect him!

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. ~ 1 Peter 4:8


So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the prayers, I did get caught up today and have finished today's reading as well. I was about where you were in terms of being behind. I had a couple of really busy days, and I need to make sure the reading is my morning priority! I pray you get caught up too!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank youu! I also try to make it my morning priority, but, shamefully, I too let life get in my way!
    I will get caught up and I will finish in 90 Days!
    Many Blessings! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have said a little prayer for you! Good luck in catching up.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Keep at it, you'll make it! Loved the verse from 2 Samuel you shared!

    Praying for you, too!
    Sharity

    ReplyDelete
  5. Uuuuggh...the distractions! When I realize that my mind has started wondering, I immediately stop & say a prayer asking God to block out any distractions and to help me to focus on His word. Then I go back to reading. Sometimes it helps me to get back on track if I begin to read out loud, or at least in a whisper. It is easier for distractions to disturb thoughts than speech.

    I'll be praying for ya girlie!
    Warm hugs & abundant blessings,
    ¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸..•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`-: † :- Anita
    http://aseknc.blogspot.com/
    aseknc(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  6. B9oDays: I found the first few weeks to be a breeze, now it's so hard to make myself sit down and read. Plus I know I've been under attack. A lot of things have happened to make me feel like "I don't want to do this anymore."

    As for the respect issue: Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's a tough one. I mean, I totally respect my husband but I am the queen of eye-rollers.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I hadn't heard of the Completing Him Challenge yet and it sounds great. It seems like it would help to bring up conversations that don't necessarily come up in conversation between the two of you, but are important to have- thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. KEEP GOING- I'm praying for you! I am so inspired by all of you that are doing the 90 day challenge... I know you can do it with God's help!
    Blessings,
    Jessica

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hmmm, that's an interesting notion...I never thought of "that" as an issue of respect or disrespect!

    ReplyDelete
  10. wonderful post today, love the verse you shared, your other challenge you're doig sounds fantastic! thanks for stopping by Nanna's Place
    Helen

    ReplyDelete
  11. Keep to it... and you will continue to be amazed. Of course the lists might seem dry, but they are God-breathed and He wants you to read them.
    You can do it!
    And thanks for all of the encouragement you are sharing through comments on the other posts. :) LOVE that!!

    ReplyDelete

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