Monday, June 1, 2015

Little glimmers of hope.

I had shared a little bit ago about my devotional times, so I thought I would do a little update. It's kind of nice to have a small "accountability" to sharing about this on the blog. I definitely want to always be improving in being more like Jesus!

I shared previously that I was doing pretty well with reading my Bible everyday, but wanted to improve a lot in the prayer department. That's still true, though I have been doing better than I was. I shared that I want to find that time everyday where I always pray, along with the scattered prayers whenever.

I am really trying hard to read my Bible every morning when I get up, before Norah wakes up. I also usually pump once in the morning (because thankfully I have enough in the morning to feed Norah and pump after the whole night, and use the pumped milk in her baby food- I am so so thankful for every night that Norah sleeps all night!), and I have made my pumping time my prayer time.

I don't say this to brag in any way- there are always things that I could be doing better at. But, I think it's so important to be in the Word everyday and to pray everyday, and I am happy that I am doing that. It helps me so much in my daily walk with Him. When I am not doing that, it does make a difference and I can tell.

The other day I wasn't feeling too good because I had a cold, and Norah was having a more fussy day than usual. Also, for some reason, she kept spitting up. She threw up her lunch randomly and it got all over everything. After I had spent what seemed like forever cleaning that up, she spit up again on the floor.

I did let out a groan, but then I was immediately reminded of grace when Norah looked at me. I felt His Spirit lift me and encourage me to encourage Norah and to clean it up joyfully. Obviously, she can't help it and didn't mean to.

I was glad to see a little glimmer of hope! When I spend time with the Lord each day, it leads to great things! It seems like common sense, but it's so easily forgotten- when you read the Bible and pray, you will REMEMBER what you've read and it will CHANGE you. Isn't that the whole point?

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