Happy Sunday ladies!! It seems like the weekends keep going by faster and faster – if this keeps up, it won’t be long before it’s 80 degree days again! I got an inner smile writing that! I LOVE Summer, longer days, everything is blooming…I get to ride Ziva and Brooklyn on the golf cart around town…LOL!!! Those two LOVE the golf cart and with Brooklyn turning 5 this year, my little love bug will be driving that golf cart around in the yard soon. Time STOP!
I did not write out a blog for Saturday because I was busy getting outfits together with pictures for a Spring Capsule for you guys. I am working on a blog post that showcases about 8 outfits and I think you girls are going to really enjoy it. I’m still gathering some accessories to pull the looks together so it won’t be long before it goes live.
I ran by my Mom’s house and spent a little time with her Saturday and really enjoyed it. My Mom is almost 80 years old and boy does that lady know the Bible! She is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the Bible, she’s been saved since she was 21. WOW!
She was telling me about a preacher that she liked to watch on YouTube from Charlotte, NC. His name is Loran Livingston and if you like “old-timey” preaching then you will like him. I sat there and watched part of a sermon and I liked him so much I followed his sermons. I think they are posted by the church secretary or media person, her name is Elena Baygulow. If you search his name, he will pop up first in your search, her name will be the publisher.
I left her house and headed off to Walmart to pick up a new hairdryer. Mine stopped working a few weeks ago and I have been using Raegan’s and honestly, I do not care for her dryer at all! As I walked in the store (in the rain lol) I realized my daughter had my debit card and she was at work. I had only brought my keys with a change purse attached to it that held one card – so I was out of luck and had to go back home for my purse. I stayed at home LOL – the dreary rain got the best of me and I didn’t pursue my needs any further.
I said “didn’t pursue my needs any further” for a reason. How many times have we been in the valley and prayed, and prayed and prayed? When we got through the valley and we were on the mountain top once again, how much did we slip in spending time with the Lord? This has been something I have struggled with over the years.
Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
When things are going great, I tend to slack off reading the Bible or slack in my prayer life and then BAM…here comes another hurdle in life. I lacked in being consistent, I lacked in perseverance. As I was going to Walmart, I started praying asking God to lead me where he wanted me to go with my blog post today. I pray for all of my readers, I pray that I can be of some help in some small way every day. I had no clue that I would be sitting here blogging about how I slacked up in my spiritual walk through my life.
But here we are! Honestly, I do not think I am the only one. I thought about my Mom and how she was so persistent, dragging 3 kids to church every time the doors were open, taking time out every day to spend time in the Bible all while taking care of us. I’m sure she faltered at times, but I never saw it – all I saw was a Mom as the secretary of the church, singing in the church, teaching Sunday School, working in the Women’s Ministries and more.
James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…
I know times were different 40 years ago, life is now faster paced, both parents working, single moms working 2 jobs, and let’s not forget all the activities our kids are in now. It’s crazy busy, and that’s why it’s so important that we stop every day and take time for ourselves and time for Him.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Know that when we do this and keep ourselves accountable then He can finish this work He has began in us. That is my ultimate goal, for Him to finish the work He began in me. To pass from this life to the next and to know that I will walk into Heaven and see Jesus. I can’t even wrap my mind around how awesome that must be.
Once I got home and I decided to stay home and “not pursue my needs any further” it hit me what my blog should be about. My need is to take each day and get closer to God, for He will get closer to me. Instead of “needing” the Lord when times are bad, I needed to fulfill the “need” in my spiritual being and be consistent in spending time with the Lord. In good times and bad…
In writing all of this, I see a huge need I am not fulfilling in my spiritual life like I should. I know the Bible, scriptures and can quote many of them. But am I feeding my spiritual man daily and forming a relationship with the Lord like He would want me to? My physical needs do not compare to my spiritual needs. If I fulfill my spiritual needs, I will be the person God intended and fulfill the work He began in me. I cannot put these needs on the back burner – they must be at the forefront of my mind at all times!
I’m not really sure if this blog post can be considered a post, maybe more thoughts I am having – but I really thought this may help all of us. If I struggle at times, I’m sure some of you
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