Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Getting things in order

I keep wanting to blog, mainly because it's my outlet of sorts, but I can't seem to find the time lately.

Or...I could find the time, but it would mean sacrificing something else, and I am working on putting "first things first," and most days, blogging doesn't qualify as a "first thing."

With the start of another school year, comes the start of another season of women's discipleship group, and, therefore, a new accountability question to pray about/work on for the year.  For me, I am praying about SELF DISCIPLINE.  I need it, oh so badly.

What does that look like?  Well, I am trying to be SELF DISCIPLINED about bible study and prayer and exercise and house cleaning and nutrition and the list could go on and on.  Things in my life just run more smoothly when there is an order to things.

Here is what the Bible has to say about that...

"Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine.  They are to teach what is good, and so train the young woman to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled...

For the grace of God has appaeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for hiw own possession who are zealous for good works," (Titus 2:3-5, 11-14).

It seems that every hour, every minute even, of my day is accounted for, so my little blog sits in the corner, forgotten, neglected.  But...I pray that as "God's grace appears," and enables me to produce some self-discipline and order and routine around here, that a blogging time slot just might open up. 

But, until then, I have to close this because my alarm will be ringing bright and early.  I have a date with Scott and the P90X video.  My health (and fitting into my old, pre-babies, pants) fits under the first things heading. 

1 comment:

Lauren said...

I need some order around here too. Since being sick last week it seems like I just can't get back on schedule. Plus this has been a busy week. Praying for you and your quest to be more self-diciplined.