Things I’ve learned this week:
1. I’m a lazy Bible reader. I’ve been enjoying a new to me (old book, bought used) devotional called Daily Discipleship by Leroy Eims. Anyway, at the top of each day’s reading there is an assignment to read specific chapters of the Bible. Usually there are three. And so many times I’ve skipped it (because I already kinda know what it says) which is lazy and incredibly lame because I have the time to do it. Lame. So, I’ve been praying for Bible reading stamina and I’ve been doing better reading the assignments.
I’ve also realized this week, that I’ve fallen back into a snooze habit in the morning. It stood out to me because I challenged one of the girls I meet with to stop snoozing her alarm. And if I’m going to encourage someone else to stop doing it, I best not be doing it either, right? It’s been challenging, but the last two days (it’s practice month, right?) there have been zero snoozes.
In my Bible time (I’m working through the brand new Watching Jesus journals), I’ve been in Matthew 10 this week, and what a perfect chapter for this time.
I watched Jesus tell His disciples to trust Him for the impossible (heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons) and for the possible (money, clothes, needed provisions).
And next I watched Jesus tell His disciples that it will be hard. There will be struggles, He was knowingly sending them out like sheep being led out in the middle of wolves. (Thinking about this is when I realized point number one above.) But He encouraged them DO NOT FEAR. And to count the cost. So I counted the cost in two areas that I’ve been working through.
“And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38
And just because it was fun, here’s a close up of tiny Babushka and Bruno and their gift exchange. (Babushka is the cutest!)
And we finally get the tree up and “decorated.” My freshly 18 year old son was the only one to help us and he made an art form of stacking as many ornaments in one place as he could. I don’t care anymore. I consider it a win to get the tree up! Our cat, Sweaty, couldn’t care less.
How was your week? What’d you learn? Did you get any decorations up?