Do you know how excited I am to be writing this blog? I am beyond happy and truly cannot get over the fact that I get to indulge in the greatness that is #blogmas! If you aren’t quite sure what blogmas is, let me explain. Basically I will be blogging EVERYDAY for the entire month of December. Sounds basic, huh? It sort of is, but it is still so worth it to me. I will do my best to keep these blogs short, but you guys know I can be long winded.
Today was a pretty chill day. I was blessed enough to be able to sleep in since Kaleb didn’t wake up until about 10:30 this morning (praise GOD!!). I fed him his breakfast and handed the diaper and clothing duties over to Daddy while I went to go spend quiet time with the Lord. I try to never start my day with spending time with the Lord. I have learned that without tapping in to His spirit and receiving a word, encouragement, or just being able to be in His presence, I will be jacked up for the rest of the day. I have to edify my spirit and die to my flesh. It’s a daily choice and decision that I have to make. It’s not always easy as a SAHM to find that quiet time, but I fight for it. We have to fight for our relationship with Him. So many other things in this world are fighting for our attention, but we have to make sure that we are fighting to be with the One who matters most.
After my quiet time, Daddy was off to work and Kaleb took his morning nap. Seeing as though I have severe Mommy brain and it’s 11 o’clock at night, I truly cannot remember what I did during Kaleb’s morning nap (LOL). Oh, I remember! I washed the dishes, cleaned the kitchen, and started laundry. I still have a huge pile of clean clothes that I need to fold and put away, but hey, I’ll get there. After Kaleb woke up it was time for his lunch and yes if you are paying close attention I have not mentioned eating yet for myself. That’s because at that point in the day I hadn’t eaten. Typical. I usually make a green smoothie everyday, but I didn’t have the ingredients that I needed so I had to do without today. After lunch I had plans on heading to the grocery store, but Kaleb was not having it. Looks like tomorrow morning I will be heading out before baby batman wakes up and Daddy is still home.
I finally was able to take a shower after lunch, yes I had to wait until lunch time to take a shower, and then I felt like my day had actually started. Mom life is crazy ya’ll. Everything is always so out of order, but you get used to it. I used to fight it like crazy, but once I embraced it and knew that at the end of the day everything was still getting done and the order didn’t matter, things have been a lot easier on my mind. After showering I put Kaleb down for his afternoon nap and I was FINALLY able to grab a bite to eat. I had leftover Chinese (which I can’t stand, yuck). I think leftover Chinese food is the most disgusting thing. It just never taste as good as when you first get it.
Kaleb slept for maybe 45 minutes, if that, and it was back to chasing him down and talking baby talk. I did get to watch a sermon that Pastor Steven Furtick preached this past Sunday so I got in some extra Jesus 🙂 But I will say that God spoke to me through that word. I really feel like a lot of times I get stuck in receiving from God. I receive blessings of course, but when I receive a word or a command from Him, I don’t respond. I enjoy being in my own home, with just me and my family, watching sermons, and spending quiet time with the Lord all day every day. Like seriously if that’s all I had to do for the rest of my life I would be set. Honestly, I think that is my comfort zone. It takes so much out of me to have to leave my house or even be social sometimes, but today God really dealt with me about it.
What good is it for God to speak to me and give me insight if i’m not going to respond? When God speaks to you, no matter the form, RESPOND. Doing anything outside of responding is disobedience. I am definitely guilty of this. I have gotten so used to my little comfort zone that now I don’t really want to do anything else. I’m good at what I’m doing now and who wouldn’t want to stay in a place that they are succeeding? It’s wild to think about because at one point, I wasn’t comfortable in the place that I am in now. Now I am so comfortable that I don’t want to exit where I am. However, God is really placing it on my heart to not just receive His word this week, but to RESPOND. No matter how big or small the call is, I need to respond. No matter if it is outside my comfort zone, I need to respond. It’s actually crazy because just the other day I tweeted, “When God gives you confirmation, respond.” God sure has a sense of humor!
Do you ever feel this way? Do you feel like God is calling you to do, go, or say things and you just aren’t responding to His call? What are some ways that you can respond to the words that God is speaking into your life? Tell me about it in the comments. I would love to hear from you! Well, day one of #blogmas is in the books! I love you guys and as always, remember to flourish!