Tuesday, April 03, 2012

"To Do" Idol

A dear friend gave me this very cool, PWOC Turquoise devotional the final morning of Asia Region Conference 2011 (though we now know it is ok to say Asia Region Conference without a year as there will only be one! How's that for ground BREAKING? ::snort::)

Anyway - Aside from being pretty and something I  love to hold - the words in this devo often provoke "deep thoughts from this shallow Christian." ::grin:: 

Here's a freebie from  Mar 22nd - "Human weakness, CONSECRATED TO ME, is like a magnet, drawing my power into your neediness."  This was the day I EXPECTED to hear "all clear" from Michael's surgeon....good words on which to meditate. He is close!

April 1 - "Remember that your ultimate goal is not to control or fix everything around you; it is to keep communing with Me. A successful day is one in which you have stayed in touch with Me, even if many things remain undone at the end of the day. Do not let your to-do list (written or mental) become an idol directing your life."

I love this. My heart's desire is to let HIM speak to me, direct my steps, declare my success throughout a day and not my ever-present and demanding "LIST".  How odd  I'd not realized how "that list" can become an idol....something which I give great energy and thought to, something which directs my actions and controls my sense of worth. No longer. 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Terrific Tuesday Status Updates

  • Whew - got us to the chapel at 07:56 - good PWOC day
  • Love our e-100 group - we RACED through 10 readings this week; glad we don't have to do that often. We covered both Samuels and both Kings in 1.5 hours. Amazing. God give me a WHOLEhearted passion for You!
  • 10 word summaries are a lifesaver when doing a summary with lots of discussion. 
  • Confirmed lodging for WILD Japan! 
  • Woot! Stacia got table school done at PWOC; Zander got table school done with Michael. 
  • We've done 4 weeks of TOG already this week! We are rocking this!* 
  • Stacia moved to a new math book and Zander to a new phonics book this week. We seem to get a lot done when life slows down to the basics....take care of Michael, stay home, do school. 
  • Back to base for another test for Michael and drama for Nolan. 
  • Walking her home - tear jerker - blaring from the KP crew. 
  • Yakisoba for dinner - yummo! Michael ate fruit. 
  • I refuse to think of things that I did NOT get done - I got done all that HE ordained to be done in this day! HE directs my steps, it's HIS voice loud in my head - not the to do list. *
Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...