Thursday, April 4, 2013

In which I start writing about my schedule and end up praying about God's will

I've started getting up early again. There is so much I want to do before Svanja wakes up! Do devotions (which currently consists of doing my Genesis BSF lesson and time in prayer), exercise, spend a half hour learning Arabic, work for 30-60 minutes on my freelance projects, enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a cup of tea, write a blog post (obviously doesn't happen every day, haha!), pick up the downstairs or do dishes, and take shower/get dressed/put makeup on/do hair.  

Total amount of time needed: 4 hrs, 10 mins, give or take a half hour.  Svanja wakes up around 8:30, so I would need to get up at 4:15-ish in order to get all that done every day (did I do my math right?).

Not happening. The earliest I can go is 5.  I did 5:30 this morning, and I got devos and breakfast and tea and shower/hair done, but that was it.  I got a little sidetracked with Facebook and Twitter...and reading other people's blogs.

What I will probably do is work on Arabic every other day, blog every other day, and if I don't have enough time to do the freelance projects, move that time to Svanja's naps (she naps a total of 3 hours each day, so I have plenty of time to work on them).

But I want to be very consistent with my devotions. God may be telling Jordan and I something very specific right now.  I want to KNOW that is Him talking to me and not just my own mind going off on its own, seeing arrows in coincidences and convicting me falsely.  The more I do devotions, the more I pray, the more I ask God to make me sensitive to His voice and His leading, the more I should be able to tell what His will is for us and what it isn't.  Pray without ceasing - it's hard to do, but I'm trying to do it.

Under Your will is where I want to be
Truly knowing that You are speaking to me
Accepting that our future is in Your hands
Holding nothing back in following Your plan


  1. Scheduling out things is SO helpful! I admire your getting-things-done-early goals... I keep wanting to try seeing what happens when I consistently get up early with the purpose of getting specific things done (similar to you - devotional time, learning Welsh, blogging, job stuff). You are my motivation! But I think you're right about being able to fit things in at other times if you can't manage to fit all that great stuff in during the early morning :)

    You've made me curious about what it is you think God's telling you guys - I think you're right that with prayer and counsel, you will find peace in what God's will is. :)

    1. I feel so productive when I get up early and do stuff! It makes me more motivated for the rest of the day, as well. I've discovered I'm actually a bit of a morning person because of it - definitely try it out! You have the most willpower early in the morning to get good stuff done. Glad I could be of inspiration ;)

      As to what I think God's telling us...well...I'm sure I'll write about it within the next month. We'll see!! :)


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