Can you believe Thanksgiving is in 19 days? Me either. But I'm always ready for it no matter how fast it sneaks up on us. With it being right around the corner, I was thinking that for the next few Saturday Morning Coffee's I would share the things I am most thankful for. A different topic each week.
This week starts off with the thing that I hold most near and dear to my heart. Jesus and His Word. The One I look to for joy, hope, and truth. I say that I hold Him most near and dear, but maybe it is more honest to say I am striving for that to be true in my life. I am easily distracted by other less important things. I feel like I am constantly trying to weed that stuff out so that my devotion to Christ will be stronger and more genuine. You can read more on this struggle in my "About" section, but my I am really trying to figure out how to be a disciple first and foremost. I find it hard when much of my day is filled with being mommy, working for my husband, cleaning, cooking, etc. I don't want to sweep it under the rug as if everything is fine and I feel like marriage and motherhood can be glorified too much. Don't get me wrong, those are good things that God gave us, but I don't want them to be idols either. I want to know where my heart is, and I find that hard to discern.
Anyway, sorry I kind of digressed from my thankfulness mode. What I want to get across is that I am so glad that He is a part of my life, even though it is a challenge. I am thankful for having the challenge. It is good and will be worth the fight in the end.
One thing that is really cool is that in the month of November, several of our church friends, my husband, and I are all reading through the entire Bible (that breaks down to 40 chapters a day). I am finding it to be great practical way of not allowing the less important things choke out what really matters. Dishes don't always get done, baby cries in the crib a little longer, maybe I don't get a shower in that day. But I think it is good for me to go through as it is helping me see what is most important to me.
Well, thank you for reading about this. It is something that I don't share a lot of here on my blog and I feel extremely vulnerable and exposed right now. But that's okay, I need to be more like that with y'all.
Have a lovely weekend friends.