I haven’t set any “official” goals these past few months. Because I am homebound for the most part, I have to alter my mindset – so I make the most of my opportunities. Many things I cannot do, but I have control over how I spend my time and draw nearer to Christ in my affliction.
So be careful how you live. . . Make the most of every living and breathing moment (see Eph. 5:15a, VOICE).
- guilt free resting
- my best in keeping up on housework
- find way to exercise without flare up’s
- eat more plant based
- listen to short Christian teachings (or half message)
- use praise music and coloring (stencils) as a way to worship
. . . the truths found in Psalm 90.
want need our great God to satisfy me on an intimate level with His unfailing love. My goal is to sit with Psalm 90:14 for the month of May. Perhaps, I will sojourn to other places of Psalm 90.
Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days (Ps. 90:14, NIV).
When morning comes, let your love satisfy all our needs. Then we can celebrate and be glad for what time we have left (CEV).
The Lord Jesus is truly all I need. May this become my focus verse. Even as our weather changes, our great God will continue to love me, puruse me, and satisfy my deepest needs.
There is so much I want to read! I have many books to choose from. Here are my top picks for the month of May. I may end up reading something else, but here we go!
- Spoken For (Robin Jones Gunn; Alyssa Joy Bethke)
- Called and Accountable (Henry and Norman Blackaby)
- God’s Story, Your Story: When His Becomes Yours (Max Lucado)
Ideally, I will read more than these. But, it is enough to get me started.
If there was “a word” to describe how I need to be (as I adjust to Summer), it would be “flexible”. I need to pursue my goals, while taking especially good care of my body. This may look differently each day.
This may mean:
- getting up while it is not yet light to food prep, then go back to sleep
- willfully choosing to listen to the Bible only versus taking detailed therapeutic notes
- sitting in front of a fan, when my heart would rather be absorbing sunshine
- missing family time and sleeping all day, for tomorrow’s opportunities.
Whichever, I need to be flexible. There needs to be flexibility in accepting opportunities to be drawn into deeper intimacy with Christ and how I use my days. I want to make the most of my days, but this requires wisdom, patience, and dedication. While I want to make the best out of my days, I have to protect my body from worsening symptoms.
Oh friend! It is a new month. What are some of your “hopes” for this month? Any particular goal you are striving for?
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