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

2 comments:

  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. :)

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    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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