Happy Monday & Happy November 1!
There is something about a new month rolling around that mentally provides a clean state to do all the things we didn't get accomplished last month. I love it when the new month begins on a Monday because it's a double opportunity to celebrate a fresh start.
I don't know where you are this month, but this month finds me about 2 1/2 months away from my due date. Which means my life is about to change dramatically. There are still so many things to be done around the house to physically prepare for a new baby. I know that there are also preparations that need to be made mentally, spiritually and emotionally, and I acknowledge that the majority of these are changes for which I won't be able to prepare.
But with all the changes ahead, I still have to deal with the here and now. Have you ever noticed that when life is about to change, we don't get a “spring break” to prepare for the change. We must continue on being faithful with our day-to-day commitments. Sometimes this can be overwhelming. When I look at my to do list and it doesn't fit on one side of the index card, I begin to stress out. I can become so focused on what I believe NEEDS to be done that I can miss the things that God adds to my to do list, things like coffee with a friend who needs some encouragement, extended time spent alone with Him, a nice long bath to relax and talk to my Creator, and precious time spent with my husband.
So today, with the beginning of a new month and a new week, I am making this my prayer:
4 Show me your ways, O LORD,
Teach me your paths;
5 guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.
This is my theme verse for this day, this week and this month. I want to lay each day down before the Lord and allow Him to show me His ways. I want to follow His paths. I want to surrender my to do list to Him and let Him edit as He sees fit. I don't want to miss out on something He has for me simply because I think reorganizing a drawer or cleaning out a closet is more important. My hope is in my God all day long, and I trust that He knows better than I do what needs to be marked off my list today.
What about you? What will you focus on today? This week? This month? Will you allow God to be your hope today? Will you choose to lay down your to do list before Him and follow His ways? Will you ask Him to teach you His paths? I pray for you and for me that God will guide us in His truth and that we will follow where He leads!