Today we are in Psalm 17 for our Summer Bible Study, Sailing Through Psalms.
Here’s my journal page:
We must approach God and His Word with an OPEN heart, ready to be convicted and corrected! Open and unconfessed sin hinders us from so much.
A few questions to ask ourselves before prayer:
- Am I being honest?
- Am I being disobedient?
- Am I neglecting and important God-given duty?
- Is there a wrong that I need to make right?
- Are my priorities in order?
- What are my motives?
- Am I asking in faith?
This Psalm has me thinking about my prayer life and priorities so much! What are my top priorities?
1. Strengthening my relationship with God.
2. Being a wife.
3. Being a mama.
4. Keeping my home in order.
5. Leading others to Christ.
Those 5 things may not seem like a lot, but they are. If you are a wife and/or mother, I’m sure you can relate! It’s summer and I like to view summer as a relaxing time, but honestly, I’ve been so busy fulfilling my homemaking duties alone. Is it seriously almost July? Wow! Our homeschool year will be starting up again soon and I need to start planning for it. We have an entire new curriculum that needs to be reviewed and organized.
If you know me, then you’d know that I’m not a fan of schedules. I like to take life how it comes, in a relaxing and slow manner. But earlier this year, I prayed about Love Like Confetti and God was telling me that it’s time to move out of my comfort zone. And, it’s been happening!
I have so much that I feel that God has called me to do in regards to leading others to Him and helping those who are already His. God has placed something HUGE on heart. I am hesitant to share it so soon because it is a big ordeal and has truly been a dream of mine, and I’m still soaking it all in. But I’m so excited!
So, in between, being a wife and mama, keeping my home, leading this amazing Bible study, trying to be consistent with blog posts, the Confetti Shop (which will be open again sometime in July the Confetti kits are getting a major upgrade!), prepping for the 2017-18 (year round) school year and all that God has placed on my heart, – these are ALL things that I LOVE and have prayed for by the way – I feel like I’m lacking in time. But my God is the ultimate Comforter for that fact that He tells me not to stress about any of that!
How does any of this tie into my quiet time?
+ Keep my priorities in order, with my Creator being numero uno.
+ Don’t worry about anything but instead, pray about all things!
+ I need to REST upon His Holy Word not only spiritually, but physically, too.
I’ve read the Psalms more times than I can count. It’s crazy-wonderful how God speaks to me so differently each time. I’ve said this 83,762 times but, I am enjoying this study so much!
Let’s chat! What did you learn from your quiet time today? What verse(s) stood out to you the most? I would live to know!
Love Like Confetti,