Self Check

July 19, 2009

in the generous life

How is your spiritual walk?  Do you spend enough time with God that you are happy with your relationship with Him?  Are you growing in your understanding of the Word?  Are the fruits of the Spirit showing up in your life?  What do you need to further build your relationship with Him?  What practical things can you do to make that happen more easily?

Our relationship with God is foundational to the rest of our lives.  His working in our lives, makes or breaks the quality of our lives and our ability to love and serve others.  I know we are all busy.  Some of us work outside of the home.  Some have little ones at your feet.  We have responsibilities here, there and everywhere.  May I encourage you to make your time with God of the highest importance?  On a simple level, create a spot in the house where you can tuck yourself away with God and meet Him there often.  On a more complex level, you may need to rethink the use of your time and hand off some responsibilities so that you have more time for God.  Make the time for this very foundational need in your life.  He is our source of strength, joy and love.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8a  NKJV

Be generous!  Lori <><

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sweet scents July 20, 2009 at 4:40 am

I have a toddler (2 and a half) and an 8 month old… I was really struggling to keep a quiet time going on a regular basis and then I had an idea… I got a big wicker basket with a handle and put in my bible, devotion book, my journal, two pens, a notebook for my toddler and his children’s picture bible.
Now in the morning, as soon as Daddy’s off to work (it’s crazy til then getting breakfast and lunch ready etc), I grab the basket and sit down on the floor with my little boy and we have a “quiet time” together. During that time, he can draw or look at his Bible, if he talks I just smile at him and say “shhhh”.
He really enjoys it just as much as I do and I’m finally making a quiet time into a habit and growing more!! He even asked Daddy for a quiet time the other day… grabbed his Bible and sat on Daddy’s lap and showed him the stories!

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