Thursday, July 26, 2012

daily struggle

This morning, while I was catching up on yesterday's #SheReadsTruth passage, I started thinking about how familiar this verse is, yet how much I struggle to make it reality. I desire them all, but need God to put a new desire in my heart with each new day.

>>>I need to find my JOY with Christ, instead of getting joy from putting together a cute outfit or the amount of money I save from coupons/sales while shopping. It's not wrong to be excited for those things, but it isn't honoring God to get my joy from them.

>>>I need to PRAY more, to seriously sit down and give God my undivided attention. Put away the distractions of technology and just sit in His presence and pray until I pray, as Raechel reminded us when the current SheReadsTruth study began.

>>>I need to give THANKS to the One who created me and knows me better than I know myself. He totally gets my circumstances and provides for me in ways I don't often acknowledge.
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13 comments:

  1. I am feeling you on this. That verse has really been challenging me this week.

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  2. I LOVE these kind of posts---the ones that challenge us ALL to think about things that matter and even things that we need to change about ourselves!

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  3. while i don't pray myself i do understand where you are coming from as far as focusing in and making certain things the priority. there can be a lot of distractions and it is important to take the time to get in touch with yourself :D

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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  4. Awesome post! I too wrote one on these verses - http://myfuelonthefire.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-challenge.html :)

    ~ Rebecca

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  5. i think these are areas we all struggle. i have been terrible about giving God my undivided attention.. i have definitely let technology become an idol. i can't even seem to take the time to do the #shereadstruth study - i am wayyyy behind. here's to getting out priorites rearranged!

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  6. Love this, thanks for sharing your heart!

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  7. have been struggling with these things lately as well. Thanks for sharing

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  8. i am terrible at sitting still and just being. my head is constantly spinning-- i always feel like i need to be doing rather than being. this is a good reminder for me too.

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  9. The undivided attention type of praying can be so difficult. I find it helps when I write it out! :)

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  10. Wow! Everything you wrote perfectly describes me. Thanks for sharing!

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