Saturday, October 23, 2010

yikes

So I've really not been the best house keeper lately. Not so much. Better than when I was younger, definitely. But not so great lately. In fact, I let my laundry pile up. Again. What can I say? It happens. Probably too often, but it does happen. This doesn't even count the boys sheets that I hadn't taken off their bed yet. Or the two loads in the washer and dryer already. Scary, huh?


See how many empty hangers I had? Crazy.


Thankfully I got the majority of it done yesterday. I've done a few things today, but not a bunch. I was pretty productive yesterday, but today, I've failed to do hardly anything. 

I'm reading this book with my life group about prayer. One of the things that has stuck with me the most is how most of the Christians mentioned get up early, before their day starts and spend time in the Word and in prayer. Most of them prayed for an hour at the minimum. And usually these folks find their days way more productive as a result of time spent in prayer at the start of their day. 

I'm such an UN-morning person that it's not even funny. I don't do mornings well at all. But I want to start getting up early and starting my day with prayer. I did this yesterday. I spent an hour praying through journaling. I was finished at 9am. The older kids went to school just before 8am and everyone else was asleep til just after 9am. So I had quiet. And I had time to pray in depth. It was so refreshing. It made me think about the Lord and how I was serving him through out my entire day. I also had accomplished so much by 10am. More than I usually get done in an entire day lately.

Today, although I set my alarm, I didn't get up early. I realize it's Saturday, but that's no reason to skip a day. Yet, I did. I could tell you it was because the baby was nursing. Which he was. But I could have just as easily picked him up and nursed him in the living room while I read or journaled. I slacked. And I lost my day because of it. And I can see a huge difference in my mood. Huge. These two days are enough to convince me I need to and I HAVE to get up and start my days in prayer. Especially if I want to be an effective wife, mom, and friend. Mom is not only my job, but my gift, and simply put... it's what I do every single day. I have to be better at it. I stink right now. My attitude is poor and my yelling is abundant. I have to be better. Period. I have to be. I want to be.

If you should ever feel led to pray for me. Pray that I can commit and be motivated to rise early each morning and pray.

1 comment:

  1. AWWWW.... Brooke... You are a good mommy and wife.. EVERYONE has bad days... I will be praying for you!!! I am spending my morning catching up with your blog i was gone for 2 weeks and missed so much!!! Not up by choice but got pushed out of bed by a dog,husband and toddler and my other bed is being used by my papa...Keep your head up.. God is with you!!!

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