DLRB Goals – 11/26-12/1

Do

Learn

Study 1 Corinthians 4:8-13 [Daily posts sent over to Gracefully Overcoming’s Facebook page].

Read

some of Genesis
Book: Starts with Praise
Book: Made for Pleasure

Be

. . . Restful. Above all else, what I need most this week is authentic rest. Physically, emotionally, spiritually – in all areas, I need to experience God’s rest this week.

“Be still, and know that I am God!
    I will be honored by every nation.
    I will be honored throughout the world.” [Psalm 46:10, NLT]

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” [Matthew 11:28-30]


I normally have a memory verse set up for the week. I am not sure where I will “land” this week. My ultimate goal is to be steadily in the Word of God, so I am “tuned in” with what the Lord God has to say. So often, I get distracted or feel too unwell to read my Bible. Even though I don’t feel well, I need to make sure I stay in the Word of God.

So, that’s my goals for this week. Nothing too big. This new week requires recovering from Thanksgiving break on my end. How about you? What are your goals for this week? Share with me in the comment section below, and I look forward to hearing from you. Also: Feel free to share any prayer requests you have, so we can pray for one another.

Image by Naomi Suzuki.

Seeking Christ,

Schedule for Remaining Blog Study

Hi friends!

For the last few weeks, we have been going through the Sermon of the Mount. But before we reached Jesus’ awesomely convicting sermon, we were met with the temptations Jesus Himself faced.

The Father sent Him out into the wilderness, too. In the wilderness, where it was just the Father, Son Jesus, Holy Spirit, and the tempter Satan. In the wilderness, is a sacred but difficult place. Sacred, because of commune with the Father. Difficult, because of the heaviness of the temptations He would endure.

Jesus shows us how to walk through our own wildernesses.

And sometimes, it means getting away from everything we once knew. To be given our Father’s perspective on our life’s difficulties.

My Own Wilderness

Lately, I have been feeling like I need to take a step back in my online presence. This will only affect social media, not my blog itself. With that said, I have made a schedule to keep everyone in tuned with where we are in our study.

While the journal is available on Amazon (and your support is soo needed and appreciated, it’s what keeps this blog running), I have been posting the main scriptures on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Although Facebook had a glitch this week when I made my new Instagram for my new blog, Chronically Overcoming.

Disconnecting…

Just like my Instagram account was disconnected from its purposeful source (Facebook is honestly the primary reason I began using Instagram in the first place, but anyway). A lot of times, we mean well… but in the process, we become disconnected from the important things (see Col. 3:1-2).

We need to take reflective rest breaks, and just take time out to allow our perspective to be renewed and to take inventory of our spiritual lives. There is absolutely no shame in this. It is actually really good to plug in and just take inventory of our spiritual lives. Where are we? And, where are we trying to go? Has God been the One leading us?

This is what I need to begin exploring.

As we continue our study, let’s expect God to move things around in our lives. Let’s expect God to show us what we need to surrender to Him. I don’t know where you are in your life, but I can guarantee you – He is asking you to surrender something. Take time to disconnect and check your connection with Him. Make sure you know what He is willing you to do. Make sure you can clearly hear His voice. Just disconnect for a bit, in whatever way God leads you.

Again, this choice will not affect the blog posts you all have grown accustom to seeing here on Gracefully Overcoming.


* Please note: The link for the journal (through Amazon) is an affiliate link.
* You can find all of the posts for our Gleaning study here.

Goals for May 24 – 30

Do: So tonight, I have begun a 3-4 week sabbatical from Facebook. Y. e. a. h. I need to stay consistent in this area. I could accomplish so much physically and in my walk with Christ – if I could stick with staying away from Facebook over the coming weeks. Feel free to pray with and for me about that. Here are some basic things I hope to do this week:

  • In addition to staying caught up on dishes as I am physically able to, I really want to slowly work toward cleaning other areas that need to be cleaned up.

These other two areas are self-explanatory:

  • Rest more.
  • Write more.

Read: 

  • Spiritually Strong by Kristen Feola
  • Continue in my current Bible study. I want to continue in it daily, just writing as I go through the study – with no worries about how it looks or how tired I am. I just want to be able to get into the Word of God.

Learn: I have a ton of things I need to learn. At the top, for this week, would be the realization of where my time is better spent. I want to limit the distractions that can cause me to forget what I need to be doing. It’s not that it is bad things necessarily, but being reminded of the impact my time and efforts can have on others.

“So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like
those who are wise.
Make the most of every opportunity
in these evil days. 
Don’t act thoughtlessly, but
understand what the Lord wants you to do.”
– Ephesians 5:15-17, NLT

Be: calm. I need to be calm. This past week has been pretty stressful, so I need to allow this to be a calming season. While I face the unknown, I can trust my Creator who walks with me. Through His Spirit, God will allow me to experience His peace and presence – that will calm my soul like nothing else.

“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”
– Exodus 14:14, NLT

How about you? 
Do you have any goals for this week?