Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Ten things I'm thankful for today (in no particular order):

Central heating
Covered parking at work
The fact that I'm gainfully employed
My baby's fever went away last night
My husband that adores our boys
Cinnamon Chex (Thank you for the recommendation Fords!)
The crockpot that's at home cooking my dinner
Organic honey crisp apples from Whole Foods

And last, but DEFINITELY not least...

My amazing women's Bible Study on Wednesday nights!

I'm working on a lot of things in my life right now, but improving my attitude is one of the top three. Interestingly enough, that can't happen without improving my relationship with the Lord, which is AT THE TOP of my list for 2010.

The study I'm attending on Wednesday nights is Beth Moore's Breaking Free. CANNOT say enough about what I'm learning there. Not just from the class video and the book, but from the amazing women within those four walls. It's an intense study. Homework FIVE nights a week! But I have made the decision that no matter if my homework is done, or my day is bad, I AM going to that study every Wednesday!

The highlight of the study last night that really spoke to me: I MUST get in the Word every single day. If I don't, it's like going for a walk in a Texas desert loaded with rattlesnakes without a shotgun to keep me safe. My ammunition is starting (or ending) my day with quiet time with God.

The side note that I must mention that I LOVED, was the important of reading scripture aloud. Satan hates to hear God's Word read aloud, and in reading it aloud, you can make him completely flee! Wow...what power we have supporting us!

While I am not going to be legalistic or militant, I am going to just make this part of my new routine, like brushing my teeth and taking a shower. I do it randomly, but it's random because I don't plan for it. I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in the mornings, so I'm doing it before bedtime. While not ideal, every night I do it, it's a precious sweet time. I enjoy it! I'm so thankful for the changes that God's making in my heart. And can't wait to see what the changes will bring this year!


Stephanie said...

I took Breaking Free and God changed my life in dramatic ways while taking that study! It is powerful and very exciting. Enjoy the study.

KeithJill said...

This post is so so encouraging! You go, sista (as Beth Moore would say). In fact, it spurs me to action and I'm going to turn my computer off and go get in the WORD! Thank you so much. I needed that sharpening from a sister in Christ.

TeamBortzfield said...

I loved breaking free, her insight is so special and really changed the way I thought about things I've known my whole life. You keep it up. PS I like your attitude, don't lose all of it! Loving You!

Pandamonium said...

I am also LOVIN' the Breaking Free Bible study (I go on Tuesday mornings). It's been really great and we're only 3 weeks in! :)