So, after all my great reading time I have been so blessed to have over the last several (early !) mornings , you'd think that I would be * cured* ( at least for a week? a day??) of my tendancies towards sinning in the areas of selfishness ( me?) and self-sufficiency ( what a joke !)
But NO! This weekend held many opportunities for me to trust in the Lord
and lean not on my own understandings ( puny as they are!) but , sadly, I do not always make the right choice ( aren't you shocked?! LOL ! )
My sin is always right here with me, and it is a daily struggle that I have with it, I know this.... But.... in my silliness I'm thinking, Can't I Just Have The Weekends Off?? HA haha ha! Guffaw!! Snicker!!!
NO, I just can't have the weekends off from dealing with my sin, and NO amount of REALLY GOOD ( honestly!) reading is going to carry ME all the way through Monday morning!
I am now freshly aware that I need to bring back the Saturday and Sunday morning prayer time ( Yes, even one before church... those hours leading up to church are hectic and looong folks! Ha ha !) ... and probably sneak in some afternoon sessions on some days! Lol! I don't know about y'all, but the weekends sure bring plenty of opportunity to be rushing around stressed or either 3 kidslets bored out of their gourds around our home; can't there be a middle ground?
Add to that not enough discretionary money to do the things they'd ( and we'd!) like to do for entertainment purposes, and we have a downright grumpy, sinful little crowd of us at times.
Not to mention at out house, the weekends are the time my husband and I are supposed to 'talk'. Guffaw!! This is seriously bad timing, and let me tell ya the week goes by reeeaaaalllyyy slow sometimes when your waiting on the weekend to discuss something important. Not to mention. How do you 'talk' in a houseful of 3 whining kids?? Yes, I think we need to change some policies here at the Hoffman home :-0
But, regardless of stalemate issues my mate and I might have or bored kids and not enough money, or my selfishness in internally tallying each weekend since I have had some 'Quiet Time' ( What's That?? Ha ha ) to do some serious scrapbooking ( Lol!), I must discipline my mind to accept - and live in ! God's word- and my sin needs to be dealt with ( Ya Think? LOL!) It would be wise to change some policies here, but even more wise to lay my heart before God and say Lord, will you weed out all this sin in me, and show me what I have to learn? Weekends could be a relaxing time together if we'd be stricter with our sin on Saturday's and Sunday's. I'm going to go do that right now!....