|2006---My cute little children excited to swim!|
|Morgan is 4 in this photo. You better believe she wasn't going to sink!|
This last week I had to barter with myself a little bit in order to get my reviewing done. It looked a little like this: Angel, you can not turn on the radio in the van each day until you've reviewed your memory pack. Or... Angel, you have 10 min until your next meeting. See how many verses you can review before your appointment. There are others, but most are too silly to share. And, yes, I do talk to myself... often.
I've been in a time of a little discontentment with a few areas of life, so I'm going to focus my thoughts and meditation on his provision for the first half of this month. This passage also speaks to what I've been learning about caring for people around me. Isn't it interesting that I have been discontent AND learning about caring for others? My heart can be so contradictory sometimes. This may take me through the whole month, but it is a fairly familiar passage. I will update my progress on the 15th.
Matt 5:7-12 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a snake? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Like I said, I know it's a lot. It will probably take me all of May. We'll see. Maybe I'll barter something really great with myself if I learn it in the next two weeks!
I'm really excited to read what you will be memorizing for the 14 days! And, summer does not mean a break! It doesn't matter that you are out of your normal routine. It doesn't matter that it's too hot. It doesn't matter that you are traveling or vacationing. It doesn't matter that you are mentally spent. God's word remains true, established, life-changing and worth you pushing past any excuse you can muster! Take any extra time that summer may bring to memorize an extra verse or review an extra time. Stay the course, friends!