Strive To Seek Him Always

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (3)

It’s that time of the month again. The time when I head to the coffee shop, get a cup of my favorite coffee and sit down to write my monthly post for the Sister’s Blog. Normally, I’ve been mulling over a few ideas for a week or so. I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to write, and a list of verses that might match that post.

This month? I’ve got nothing. I could blame it on my month long vacation, where my daughter is staying out of state with her grandparents. Or that my husband has been applying for jobs lately, some that could cause a move across the state.

But I won’t. I’ll be honest. My life is a mess lately. My beloved planner has sat on the bookshelf, not in its proper place in my purse. My phone alarms and alerts have been turned off. I forget things more than I normally do. My weekly grocery shopping has turned into a daily trip to Walmart where I wander the aisles until something sounds good to make for dinner. I’m not where I should be. And I know exactly what it is. I’ve not been in the Word lately. I’ve not been praying like I should. I’ve been complacent.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (2)

In the lazy days of summer, I let what should be my number one priority slip. I spent my days sitting in the sun reading, listening to music. I took my daughter to the zoo, and the park. We slept in. We took naps. We spent time we should’ve been spending with our Father just being lazy. See, when I am faithful about reading God’s Word on a daily basis? When my prayer life is strong? Then I am a more organized person. Everything in my life seems to fall into place.

Sure, things come at me. 18 months ago my husband unexpectedly lost his job. But I was daily in the Word and I knew that God had us. I knew that he would provide, so I faithfully kept reading and praying and walking.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

But the past month? I’ve been lazy. I’ve read my Bible a handful of times. I’ve finished a Bible Study, out of obligation to return the book to the lender. But that’s it. I’ve just barely been keeping afloat.

And here’s the thing. I know how to fix this.

So I’m asking you, my Sisters in Christ, to help me! Join me this next month, to grab our Bibles daily. To jump into the Word and let God speak to us as he wants to. Join me in strengthening our prayer lives!

This time of year is absolutely perfect for this. As kids are heading back to school and summer vacation is winding down? Let’s pull ourselves up and head back into this school year the way that we’re supposed to! Armed with the Word of God!

So reach out, grab another Sister and help each other stay accountable! (This can be as simple as a text each day asking if you’ve been reading, praying, doing whatever it is you need to work on!) I’ll even help us all out and start an accountability post in our FWC Sister’s Community!

 

-Jacque; Hebrews 6:19

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