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Friday, May 15, 2009

Forgetting the Blessing of Blogging?

So, I had a conversation last night with our small group leader about blogging......and I forget how helpful it is in getting my heart to the crux of the matter..........to aid in articulating thoughts and emotions so that I can discern what God might be doing.

Truth is, that I've been struggling with so much randomness that it's hard to narrow down to one topic. Some of it is just sorting through my current struggle to be a better wife. I want to be the homemaker....to have the home neat and in order always, and to be able to have time to cook and search out healthy recipes and etc. But the season I'm in doesn't really allow for that. I work my tail off at work, and keeping up with bills and budgeting, our social calendar and working out. The things that SEEM most critical. Then, I relax and/or read in my free time.
But, should there BE FREE TIME??
My sister in law is very admirable. She's the most organized woman I know. Her home is huge, and yet ALWAYS clean. She was over last weekend, and I just asked her some questions about how she does it with 3 small children.......she makes it sound so easy...but also tells me that she gets up at 6am and doesn't sit down until 9pm. dood.

The sermon last Sunday was about the Prov 31 woman....how she stays awake late into the night working, and yet rises before her household to prepare for the day.
HOW DOES THIS PROVERBS CHICK do it??
I know that if I'm training (working out) as hard as I have been, the studies I've read show that I NEED 8hours of sleep to help my body recoup. That means, bed by 10pm, up at 6am.

So where do I get this time that I need to devote to my home from?
Do I forsake spending time with people during the week to tend to chores and my household for the sake of my husband? Is THAT most honoring to my Father?
Is this what God asks of me as my PRIORITY??

I think so......though I'm not on the CONVICTION side of it yet.

That's HARD for me, because I love people so very much and would look for any reason to get out to spend time with them. (especially some who are a tremendous blessing - as we have REAL fellowship and a burden for the lost)

I've been fighting it a bit....though I had so looked forward to being a blessing to my husband......it's hard to be all things at once.

I will seek the Lord in this. He will supply all that I need to be what He requires and desires from me.

up out,
jenb

2 Comments:

At 5/15/2009 12:08 PM, Blogger mrs. r said...

As a wife (and now mother) let me encourage you - find out what blesses your husband, and what you feel is most important as far as household chores - and then do that. Is there a particular room or area in the house that needs to be tended to more carefully? Then take care of that, and the rest can wait until there's company, or you can always ask Brent to help!

And so far, in my experience at least, even with a small baby, it's way easier to keep on top of the house stuff when you're at home all day. I've actually felt on top of things for the most part, because I know I only have a small amount of time when Josephine is sleeping and I have quite a few things to get done. I no longer have the excuse of "oh I can get to it later". And it also helps that my time is broken down into chunks, I can focus more easily on the task at hand.
That's just me - I know that your heart to seek God will lead you to what's best for you!

p.s. I love you, you guys should come visit soon!!

 
At 5/15/2009 3:26 PM, Blogger Joey said...

We (I) tend to prioritize people over anything else. When I was in college, I didn't care if I had a test the next day, I'd hang out with people. Yes, housecleaning is missed. Yes, you'll get a B instead of an A.

But as long as your house isn't infested with cockroaches and you aren't getting D's and F's on those tests, I think the prioritization of people is appropriate.

True, we're told to let all things be done decently and in order, but we aren't told that everything must be picture perfect, and we can't take stuff with us to heaven! :)

Just my two cents...

 

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