Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day Two...

Day Two for the My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife Challenge

What were your results for Day 1? Have you prayed for your family today?

Day Two:

My Experiment: Today, get up earlier than you normally do and take a quick inventory of how your house looks.  What room feels good? Which rooms do not? Do a quick pick-up and put-away before your day gets started. This is not a heavy cleaning day, you're just putting away the clutter. Do the same thing tonight before you go to sleep.

It's easy to be excited about trying to be more godly. It's hard to remember exactly how to do that. Just because our experiment doesn't specifically say to pray for your husband and children....it would probably be a good idea to do it anyway. And not just when you are frustrated.

For example: "Dear God, please help Katelynn stop being a turd. Amen"

Dear God, Thank you for my family. Thank you for our home. Thank you for a life that has "things" to pick up. Thank you for the beautiful people that I get to pick up after. Help my desires line up with your will and for my patience to steadily grow as I raise these children up to love you. Even if they can't seem to pick up after themselves. Amen.

Monday, July 16, 2012

10 Day Challenge: Day 1

My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife by Sara Horn

10-Day Challenge

Day one:

Today, go out of your way to show love to your husband. Make his favorite meal. Call or text him and tell him why you love him. Resist complaining or nagging about things he hasn't done (or things he has done that bother you). Pray for him and tell him you prayed for him today.

Heavenly Father, my greatest fear is that I don't meet up to made up standards of what I should be as a wife and mother. I ask that you help me focus on you and give me the confidence that making You a priority will not leave me flat on my face. Thank you for the amazing man you made to be my husband. Thank you that he loves me even after I've given him so many burned meals and dirty floors. Show me how to be the wife he needs. One that will build him up and bless him. Thank you for giving us an example of what love is in your son Jesus. I ask for strength to make it day by day with joy and peace that can only come from you. Amen