Got home not too long ago from a wonderful dgroup and wasn’t planning on posting tonight, but now I just feel like writing, so guess I am going to post after all! (I think it’s because my dad and brother have the republican presidential debate on the TV and I really don’t enjoy political debates). On a completely separate note, I started my day off right with a delicious smoothie! 🙂 My mom bought these and they are actually really good and don’t require a blender…just juice and some shaking!
I worked an extra half hour today at was there from 7:30am-5pm…whew! LONG and tiring and still in the junior-k room. This week is Mad Science week, so I am trying to find some fun art activities and science experiments to do with my kids. I love getting really creative with the kids and seeing them get excited about the activities.
I loved getting to meet with my sweet dgroup tonight! Each of these ladies are such an encouragement to me as they share what they are learning through their time in the Word. Hearing what they have been reading about challenges me and I leave feeling convicted from what they have shared. So cool to have that fellowship and accountability with my sisters in Christ. What I shared with the group was from what I read this morning in 2 Corinthians 10. I was reminded that there is a constant and real battle within my soul. I have to be actively fighting my flesh and destroying every stronghold in my spiritual warfare. To destroy these strongholds, I need to know God’s Word. That being said, while I am studying God’s Word, I desire to do it more and more effectively. I also really believe that my defense against the flesh involves me memorizing scripture to dismantle strongholds and keep me from sin. I am struggling with memorizing scripture. For a good while I was doing really well with memorizing, but I stopped after chapter 1. I am praying and would ask for you to pray with me that I can continue to memorize Philippians. I don’t know why I hit such a long stall…I have loved having God’s Word engraved in my heart and mind and I crave having more of it memorized. I am hoping to have Philippians 2 memorized in the next few months!
By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:1-6
How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to you, LORD;
teach me your decrees.
With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth.
I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.
I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.