Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. Psalm 19:12 MSG
Starting the day fresh. Isn’t that nice?
We tend to make big changes at the beginning of the year… Resolutions and all, but we don’t make it to the end of January with them (usually) and real change hasn’t taken place.
Real change doesn’t happen because there is a new year.
Real change happens when we decide we want it more than we want what we already have.
When we are stuck in stupid sins, that’s what we hold onto.
We have to get to the point where we want faithfulness, honesty, joy, grace, and love more than we want our way, our desires, our lusts and our ridiculous God-hurting sins.
And we can’t do that without Gods help.
Every year isn’t the new slate.
Every moment is.
Don’t wait until January to change.
I’ll be for real and honest right here: if you want to make a change in your life, but you’re going to “wait until Monday” or “I’ll start next week” or “it’ll be one of my New Years resolutions” you are simply: not ready to actually pursue the change.
You don’t want to change.
After one of Wesley’s sermons I felt the need to start up the blog again. I knew that’s what God wanted me to do.
I didn’t wait a week. I started then. The very next day, which was as soon as I could.
Because I knew (#1) if I waited to start, I never would, and (#2) it was important enough for me to make the change in my life for the better.
The daily blogging is a big part of my walk. I not only help you guys, it helps me process the Word, meditate on it, and listen to God.
He teaches me a lot in a verse a day.
So if you really want to change- honestly- there is no stopping you! Only you. Because we have the most powerful tool, our God and Father, who loves us and wants to see our lives full and filled with purpose. And he is 100% willing to help us change.
If you want it- the fresh start is yours for the taking.
Hasn’t a lot changed since Monday honestly.
Wes and I are trying to get back to our diet. I’m actually happy about that. I felt awesome when I was “missing out” on breads and junk. Literally, I had more energy, accomplished more.
So we are back to paleo now. Which also means- I need to grocery shop like a mug.
Is still potty training. We’ve had more successes than failures. She seems to do better peeing in the potty at night. Not sure if she just has more pee or what, but almost every evening if she’s been wearing panties, she’ll pee.
If she’s had on a diaper, no pee.
But still, better than no peeing in the potty at all!
And this guy:
I laid him down on his belly yesterday after we got in from Hattiesburg. Wes was getting ready to run to town and I was unloading some stuff, and I looked over and he was on his back!
He rolled over- and Wes and I both missed it. The two parents who are both pretty much always at home- missed their kid rolling over.
Nice huh? So moms that work: don’t stress out about not seeing it the first time. Us stay at home moms miss stuff too.
Lucy did a few of her firsts with daddy instead of me. So I’ve missed lots of their “firsts”.
But Lucy’s first word was Mama… 🙂 (now, whether or not she knew she was calling my name? Who knows. But she said it before Dada.. So I’m calling it her first) 🙂
Alrighty- up early, going to get my house in order- Christmas decorating makes houses disasters I believe. Boxes and bags and paper and glitter on everything. Plus, I’ve been in the process of making most of my decorations- I’m doing little Christmas trees all over my mantle, and it’s been fun making them- but there are cardboard scraps and hot glue sticks and sparkly ribbon and leftover paper and tinsel everywhere. Once I have them all done I’ll snap a pic and show you! 🙂
Have a happy Wednesday!
Also! Tonight marks our FIRST night at our NEW church in Bassfield! If you live near, c’mon out! It’s on 35, right past MG Dyes on the left (coming from Bassfield). There is a sign out, so you should see it.