This makes me feel like at least I have my blog posting’s priorities in line. I want to strive to make sure my life is in line and focusing on the MOST important things, not the mundane.
With Bud being gone for an extended period and changing jobs and training someone to replace me, I feel like my priorities are all skewed.
I have started using something called the Read Through the Bible Program for Shirkers and Slackers which seems to work well for me. It is a reading plan but it’s not as structured so I don’t feel so freaked out if I miss a day or only read half of what I was supposed to that day. I have been much more consistent with my daily Bible reading since starting this. http://www.ransomfellowship.org/publications/notes_biblereadingprogram.pdf
I am still struggling with praying like I should. I’m being really transparent here…I am truthfully praying around 4-5 times a week instead of every day. This is something I am working on, though. I am hoping once I change jobs and have an extra hour in the morning, I can institute a real consistent quiet time with praying every morning. I am keeping a prayer list and am doing much better than in the past. Prayer is really something I struggle with the most.
I am trying to be reading a good non-fiction Christian book at all times. Sometimes I am reading fun reads (mostly Christian fiction) as well, but I’m trying to consistently read something meaty too. Right now I am in the Holiness MIT class so my meaty Christian book is “Holiness” by JC Ryles. This book has helped me greatly in this endeavor, as JC Ryles is an excellent read and has totally smashed my misconceptions about non-contemporary Christian writers. This is good stuff and it’s making me want to branch out to more classic Christian writers. I was, however, always a fan of CS Lewis.
Oh, and just a quick mention about adoption. I saw Third Day’s new video for the song, “Children of God” and can I say that I’m amazed. The song is already fantastic but the video blew me away. Check it out if you haven’t seen it.
As an adopted child myself, by earthly parents as well as God my father, this is a subject near and dear to my heart.