Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thank You once again, Lord

I have got my new laptop and so far I have not done anything extraordinary with it yet. Just admiring it at the moment and believing that it will help me progress my goals further with the writing.
To be single-minded and focused is the key to making daily progress and I believe that I am indeed taking those baby steps. One day soon, they will all gel into one giant step and coalesce as they should. And they will.
Thank You, Father that I am blessed and highly favoured.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The prophet of God in my life

When the student is ready, the teacher appears. I am not too sure whether this is the accurate quote or not, and who is the wise person who made this observation but it is something that has been true in my life.

A few years ago, I wanted to grow a bit quicker in spiritual things and prayed to find someone who could help me. It took a while and a roundabout route but it has happened and I am very grateful for the woman of God I am privileged to have in my life. The thing I most admire about her is her hunger for God and the fellowship she has with Him. Lots of people are sceptical about the things of God and have a very erroneous impression of what Christianity is about. It is a love relationship and not at all about rules and regulations. And I am grateful that I am growing in this area of my life because it is helping me to be more discerning with the steps I have to take and helping me not to act on impulse.

The steps of the righteous are ordered of the Lord and that is the path I want to tread regardless of what my flesh wants to do.

Thank You, Father for your representative in my life.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A new week

A new week and one that will hopefully yield some writing. I have an assignment to hand in with a course I'm doing but I need a magazine to work from first. No room for complacency and procrastination this year and daily progress will get me far.
Hope to write again today over here.
Thank You, Father for a new week and for Your grace that abounds.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A plan in the making

I am feeling very tired today after my brave efforts to cook  a number of dishes for the week. I feel completely drained and not for the first time, I ask how long one can live like this, where a lot of times I feel like I am a beast of burden. Sorry to put it that way but...
I have a plan to alleviate this though and this year is surely going to be different. I believe it with my whole heart and feel it in my very bones.
I just have to persevere for now. 
Thank You, Father.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Laptop joy!

I am getting a new laptop!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

God is good all the time (2)

I am feeling very exhausted as I write now. Challenges on the home front with the older boys and I have to stay positive and believe that it is just a phase. I haven't been  able to do half of the things I wanted to do this weekend but I am too tired to think straight so I will just have to rest.
What I know for sure is that this year is going to be different because I have started it differently and minor blips or major ones are not going to steal my joy and my newfound determination.
Thank You, Father for Your grace, Amen.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A rather quiet day

It has been a fairly quiet day today; woke up to find that my car had a flat tyre. I had to ask a friend to drop the boys in school but took the little lady to playgroup by bus. Wasn't bad at all especially since I walked part of the way, getting some much-desired exercise. It was cold but walking always makes one warm up very quickly.

I have been doing my best to read my back copies of Christian magazines and have felt very nourished from them. This year I intend to continue that way and not lapse in the habits that built me up several years ago. Quietly making progress daily.

I went to the library when the little one was in playgroup and enjoyed reading a writing magazine and was cheeky enough to ask for the old copy of it which the librarian gave me without hesitation. How do you receive without asking? Nothing to lose in any arena for me this year. Nothing to lose at all. We live in hope for the days ahead. 
Thank You, Father for today.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Daily progress

I am in the library at the moment and picked up some autobiographies for sale. I am fasting from quick trips to charity shops since I bought a lot of books last year but since I managed to save £4 off my shopping, I think I deserve a pound of that for some literary stuff; which I am going to get round to reading off course.
Yesterday I went to see my spiritual mentor and as always it was a very rewarding trip. She has a lot of belief in me and keeps encouraging me to keep the big picture in mind and think about the prophecy I got in 2007 about the writing. I am doing my best not to let setbacks get me down or the fact that I am not writing pages and pages each day, slow my progress.
If I make progress each day, that should make me happy. Trying to project too far ahead gets depressing when you do not seem to be achieving much but just doing the maximum one can during the day, while keeping the big picture in mind is what works for me.
To that end I strive and this year will definitely be different from all others. This year, there will be lots of tangibles to see,touch and smile about.
Thank You for this time, Father.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Just grateful to make it through the day

It has been a challenging day today on several fronts, health being one of them but I am not giving in to negativity. When the the going gets tough, the tough get going and I have to learn that. If not now, these challenges will dog me constantly.
Thank God it is almost bedtime and that there was hot water today! I live to fight another day in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Lukewarm baths

Especially when I am feeling tired and drained, a hot bath is the one thing I look forward to before I hop into bed and if I get into the bath to find that the water is lukewarm, I get quite upset and it can ruin my whole going-to-bed routine (if I allow it to). I detest lukewarm water because it is deceptive, starting out as hot and then leaving you with goose bumps. Not nice to someone who likes hot temperatures.
And I guess that is why the Lord in the Book of Revelation in the Bible says that He would prefer that particular church to be hot or cold! One or the other, not in the middle where there is uncertainty and a lack of declaration. I guess it translates to being enthusiastic about what one is involved in.
That is a lesson I have to take on board since I tend to be quite bland in a lot of ways and do not show too much emotion about certain things. My diffidence has not paid me well and it is time to take a stand for heat in the things that matter to me.
Father, help me be HOT about You in all my ways and in that way, I will discern Your paths for me.
Thank You, Lord for this lesson in Jesus' Name, Amen.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Feeling poorly

I have not been feeling a 100% this whole Christmas vacation and had to take some medicine today; something I do with great reluctance for good reasons. Good health is something one takes for granted but when you are not feeling up to scratch then you realise how very awful it is to be unwell.
Tomorrow is the start of the new school term and I am hoping to be much more organized than in previous years. Let's see what the year brings for the boys and also during the school runs.

Thank You, Father for Your grace, Amen.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Dreams; and a laptop

Dreaming; it is one of the ways in which I hear God speak to me. I have to take myself and my dreams more seriously in that way. This year, I am going to be much more aggressive with myself and no waiting for others to act before I act. I will be 40 this year and feel as if it is a very significant time in my life. I have written this before but now I believe it and the image is very clear .
On Saturday I will be going to see about my laptop and I have already asked for wisdom to choose the right one for my needs. Father, I expect a miracle to do with it in Jesus' Name and I believe that this is the year for new beginnings indeed.
And to many more stories and other pieces of writing given to me in dreams. Hallelujah, Amen!