Friday, February 7, 2014

A Prayerful Break...

This blog has followed a journey the Lord started nearly 8 years ago when The Great Recession hit our nation and my family. We went through many years of loss but I hope it's been evident to those who have followed OUR STORY that we have been blessed daily and God has provided for us abundantly as our income decreased to nearly a fourth. This blog shared many of the lessons the Lord taught me on how to stretch my husband's disability check to meet our needs by living on less.

I've been sensing a nudging lately. Maybe it could even be described as a conviction ... to evaluate how and where I am spending my time. Is everything I do to the best of my ability for the glory of God? or for my glory? Do I really want to be known as a frugal, penny pinching woman or a woman who follows Christ who happens to use thriftiness as a means to a better end? Am I seeking to love God with ALL my mind and ALL my strength in my daily schedule? 

Therefore be careful how you walk, 
not as unwise men but as wise,  
making the most of your time, 
because the days are evil. 
Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV

The days are short. My life will not last forever. God has ordained how many breaths I have left. If today were my last day on this earth would I have regrets that I had not listened more intently to those convictions that were leading me towards a more God-focused life? 

Of course, I will never be perfect in how I choose my time but I am responsible for my choices and my actions and with all my heart I want to bring Him glory in all I choose to do. 

I love how John Piper unravels what it means to live for God's glory. You can read about it here.

I can't imagine I will stop writing completely. So I hope you will remember me in prayer as I seek His face in the coming days and months as His plan uncovers the next step in this marvelous journey called life. 

Please keep in touch... and stay tuned!

May we live (coram Deo) before the face of God!