Monday, October 01, 2007

Ch Ch Ch Changes

I don't really get motivated to set New Years Eve goals, it is more this time of the year that causes me to really look at my life. This after all the like the beginning of a whole new year. We start school, our mom's group starts up again, our Sunday School class is starting a new study. Everything is new.

I started looking at the different areas of my life and where I felt I need to improve and realized that was every area. So I'm going to work on them by priority one at a time until I get in a habit or routine that I can uphold. I recently read on another blog that she too was honing skills in her life and was inspired that I'm not alone. The areas that I would like to study and improve are: My relationship with Christ, my marriage, my parenting skills, my homemaking skills, my ministry to others. And of course each of these areas are broke down into subcatagories. In my realtionship with Christ area, my goals are to be consistent in my morning power hour of devotions and prayer time.

I have been doing study on the area of prayer and it is quite timely as our moms group is studying the book, "Becoming the Woman of His Dreams, 7 qualities every man longs for." The first chapter is on prayer, praying for our husbands and praying with our husbands.

One of the verses is Matthew 18:19-20. "Where ever 2 or more come together in agreement, there I shall be also." This is one of the verses we hear time and again. Yet this time it had new meaning for me. We all need to have a friend and be a friend. We need to be praying for each other so that those days when one of us is down, we can lift each other up. I realized that Jesus was rarely alone. Praying protects us and cuts us aways from sin and just the opposite, sin cuts us away from praying.

So what about you ladies? Are there any areas that you are feeling convicted to improve on or currently studying and working on? What are some of your goals? Let me know so that we can be praying for each other as we strive to be better women, wives and moms


WendyJanelle said...

Well, I already wrote to you about this, but I'll say it again "for the record." :-) I'm focusing on my marriage right now. My parents let their fall apart and I'm determined that that will NOT happen to me.

Elizabeth said...

I have two things in my life that I need to work on, and I'm lacking at, especially at this time.

The first is my personal devotional time. It has really taken a backseat for a while, but especially now because my days are so full, and by the time I get the kids settled for bed, I go to bed. I really need to set aside even 5-10 minutes of my 24 hours for HIM.

Secondly, I have been having struggles with my older two children. I am not their birth-mom and although I love them so much, we have had to work on our relationship from the beginning (when you give birth to a child, your relationship is natural from the beginning- when you become a mom to older children you have to put forth extra effort sometimes) In any case, things have been a bit rocky here. I need to back down off of some issues, and take responsibility for this area where I feel I am struggling. It's easy to shoulder the blame for things, but it's much more difficult to take responsibility and change yourself! I need to be a Better Mother!

Simply Stork said...

I am working on things every day...I also have a "want to do list" but right now I think that I feel like I've succeded when at the end of the day my children are still smiling...
~simply stork~


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