It’s been super busy around here as I prepare to leave in 15 days! Everything has been winding down and I’m getting excited! I’m done with THIS now and I’ve learned much through it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a blessing and servant of Christ! My house cleaning has also ended and homeschool co-op teaching is done as well. I’ve had my last flute lesson and I’m babysitting one more time for a Bible study. I’ve had my last day in the church nursery and I’ve stopped teaching Sunday School. I’m finally done scheduling blog posts for while I’m away! Spring cleaning is done and the garden is planted. Everything is preparing for summer!
Of course, I’m still busy. No matter how much is over with, it seems I’m still busy. I like this kind of busyness: playing games with my siblings and enjoying their company before I leave them for the whole summer, falling asleep when Bethany reads to me for her literature, watching as Becca grows up into a beautiful young lady, packing for camp, going to garage sales, and learning more about the Lord!
Here’s what he’s been teaching me lately (besides how much I will miss my family this summer!). I’ve always struggled with praying. It just seems like it was always a routine and something to do and get it over with. I’ve always talked to God throughout the day but the sit-down-and-only-pray thing threw me off. Ashamed to admit it, but I always got bored. How sad! Talking to the Creator and Savior and I get bored?! This year I’ve been focusing on learning more about prayer. I’ve learned something:
Prayer is not optional.
“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17
If you notice, it’s a command, not a request. It doesn’t say to pray when you feel like it or when you’re in trouble or when you’re feeling joyful. It says to pray without ceasing= all the time. I need to be in the spirit of prayer at all times. NOT just when I feel like it. I think that’s what I’ve been doing most my life- only praying when I wanted to.
He’s also been teaching me how sweet prayer really can be! I’m so thankful for God’s lessons!
This is probably farewell for me until August. Maybe I’ll be able to pop in from time to time to say hello but don’t count on it! In the meantime, I’ve scheduled two posts per week- nothing fancy, just the catechism question, songs, and some quotes. I’m also probably going to turn all comments off since I won’t even be here to read them.
Thanks to all of you for reading!