Friday, January 4, 2013

The Best Worst Thing

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As a new Mommy, it's been very hard to make time to read my Bible and spend time with God. I make a lot of excuses, trying to justify why I am not able to get up in the morning for some quiet time with God. It's not that I do not want/need to spend time with God. I just have not made my relationship with the Lord my #1 priority.

As a result, of not spending time with God, many areas in my life are suffering.

Like my blogging.

It is hard for me to blog when my relationship with God isn't right. It's almost impossible for me to be inspired to write blog posts, when I have not spent time with God.

I use my blogs, The Newsham Family and Living a Changed Life, to help me process what God is teaching me. I use them as an outlet, because I often do not have time to sit and journal all of my thoughts like I want to do. Instead, I blog and share my thoughts with all of you, because maybe you are struggling with the same thing I am and you need to know that you are not alone.

Yesterday, before my work day began, I sat down and read the Proverbs 31 Ministries Devotional, "The Best Worst Thing" by, Lysa TerKeurst.

It felt amazing to start my day off in God's word. I must confess that this blog post was inspired by that devotional, so you should read it before going on.

A few months ago, I was talking to Jon about all of the different ministries at our church that I have tried out. I was sharing my frustrations, because I have felt like such a failure. You would think by now that I would have figured out found my passion.

After the frustration passed, God helped me to take a step back  and realize that it was important for me try different areas on ministry at church so that I could find out what He has not called me to do. I needed time to evaluate what I don't like doing, so that I could narrow the ministries that I should be involved in!

Yesterday, I was so encouraged by Lysa TerKeurst, because she has tried a lot of things too! Toward the end of her devotional, Lysa says, "He can take our worst and add His best. We just have to make the choice to stay with Him and keep following Him through it all."

I don't know exactly what God wants me to do for the rest of my life. However, I do know that He will take my worst and add His best to do something amazing.

Maybe you are like me and you are not at your best right now.

Give God whatever you have, no matter how small it is, and He will give you all that you need to accomplish His purposes!

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" - Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV 1984)

1 comment:

Stevie said...

I know this probably isn't something you'd want to do every day but if you're feeling a time crunch, you could always LISTEN to the Bible while feeding your child. If you have a laptop/tablet or even a phone, there are APPs that have it. For example, http://www.biblegateway.com/
Type in the book and chapter and then click the megaphone icon and viola.

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