I really appreciated this video. ( found over at Like A Warm Cup of Coffee) I am going through a period that I have not felt very good at how I let my body go. But in the last year as I have cried out to the Lord at different times and He has been healing my body and has pointed me in the right direction. He has also been showing me ways to get it where I need it to be, will be sharing more in the near future.
(Can’t see the video? Click here.)
Day 4 – Can We All Just Take a Moment of Silence for Showers?( click on the title to read Sarah Mae's original post)
I have for years been good at getting dressed as soon as I get up because of the inspiration of flylady.net. But... I was very convicted on this one and I am going to be scheduling my showers better. ((blush)) My slack started with trying not to wash my hair too much and strip it of it's oils but then it grew into laziness. As I said I feel convicted and will be making some changes.
Day 5 – An Eager Mindset
This was another one that I felt a "ouch" of conviction on. I felt convicted on needing to be more purpose minded in my homeschooling.This quote from Sarah Mae got me between the eyes.
"I have to prepare my mind the night before for battle the next day. And friends, it is a battle. It’s a battle to get up, to get dressed, and to push down my selfish self into Christ so that I can offer my family (and myself) a peaceful, compassionate, humble, loving spirit…not to mention all the physical tasks that must be done to keep my domain from imploding. As a homeschooling mama, I have an extra duty to prepare my brain and “gird my loins” so that I can feed my children’s brains and hearts with good and true knowledge. I also want to teach them to be self-disciplined.
“She girds herself with strength And makes her arms strong.” Proverbs 31:17"
She has such a good list of how to prepare to have the right mindset in the post... A Eager Mindset.“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14
Day 6 – When Body is Weary
There is such a fine balance of taking care of ourselves for our family, the Lord, for ourselves. And then at the same time rest in that we are beautiful and know who we are because of Jesus, and walk in that freedom.
I really like when Sarah Mae said..."Not because the shoes or the make-up or the pretty clothes make you beautiful, but because you enjoy them! I want to feel beautiful as a woman, and I like enjoying an adornment or two, but my identity is locked in Christ, and if I should lose all my outside “beauty” that’s okay, because I can never lose my beautiful, redeemed soul. And if you know Him, your soul is beautiful and redeemed as well, and it’s sealed for Him for eternity."