First of all, Thank you ALL so much for all the sweet birthday messages… I received LOTS of text messages, facebook messages, comments on here, cards and even a few sweet gifts! I feel very blessed and loved. Thank you!
So, if you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I used to be a GREAT blogger…. I posted almost every day and had good content. Then life really started happening for me! I love this place we call blogland, but sometimes I get very wrapped up in my computer time. Even though I haven’t been posting regularly, I find myself going through my google reader, wasting a LOT of precious time that I could be spending with my family.
Today is a great day to unplug. Please click on the box to learn more!!!
I’m going to take this even a step further… Back in January, we went to Westside CofC in Norman where my brother in law is the preacher. It was a great sermon that has really stuck in my mind. I never posted about it… but it has a lot to do with why I haven’t been as present in blogland.
The main question was:: What is the best use of your time in regards to your family?
15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.
Here are the five facts he presented that really got me thinking… (this is really more for me, as a reminder… you may balance things in your life better than I do. Being a working mom, I need all the help I can get. I cannot seem to be able to fit it all in.. I just need to look at doing some adjustments!) This lesson is in regards to things that we are or are not doing to build our relationship with God and our families.
#1 There is a cumulative value to investing small amounts of time in one certain area over an extended period of time. (5 minutes a day = reading all of Psalm, Proverbs & the New Testament in ONE year)
#2 Neglect also has a cumulative effect. (this one got me – not that I mean to neglect, but sometimes other things get in the way)
#3 There are rarely any immediate consequences for neglecting single installments of time in any area of life (this is where we get deceived)
#4 There is no cumulative value to the urgent things we allow to interfere with whats most important (what do I/You do instead)
#5 In the critical areas of life you cannot make up for lost time (is my family stronger now than it was a week, month or year ago?)
10 minutes a day (studying God’s word with my family OR something else…)
x365 x 18 years (the time I have with my child)
I sincerely hope you were able to take something from this. I know I did…. Thank you Phillip!!
Have a WONDERFUL weekend…. I’ll be back on Monday!