I love when the simultaneous occurrence of events align and point to something that I’m already pursuing. Lately, I’ve had so many things confirming that my One Word choice (I share it here) is definitely the journey I need to be on this year.
The other morning I was having my devotional time and my time took me to the book of Habakkuk. The beginning of this book gives us a peak into a conversation Habakkuk has apparently been having with God for what seems like some time and he feel like he’s not being heard. His tone in the opening chapter is one of frustration–he wants to hear from God. He approaches Him expectantly.
Guess what? God answers.
God’s reply astonishes me in 1:5,
Look at the nations. Discover! Be astonished!
Wonder! Because I am doing something
in your days–You would not believe,
even if you were told.”
Isn’t that beautiful! While Habakkuk waited on God to answer, God was already answering. Even though Habakkuk was not seeing God respond in the way he wanted God response shows that He was not idle or uninterested–
He was at work!
This verse totally pointed to what I have set out to do this year–Discover! He reminded me to be utterly amazed at what he is already doing in my midst. I want to discover what He is already doing instead of constantly seeking new knowledge, information, activities. I want to discover more of Him, my children, my marriage, my husband, myself… In short, that’s my journey for this year, I share more about that here.
I spent all of last week prioritizing my schedule. Every year I go through and come up with some goals and things that I want to focus on for the year, but unfortunately, I don’t always make a plan on how to execute it so many things get left for “when I have time” but all of you mamas reading this know that
“when I have time”
never. ever. comes.
So I’ve come up with a schedule for myself where I’ve carved in time to do some of those things I find myself wishing, hoping and daydreaming about. Like coming up with a plan for my mom & son dates book, that one day I hope to publish. Or the scripture art I’ve always wanted to learn using a water color medium. Or the journaling I’ve stopped doing years ago. So, I’ve carved out time each week for these things in hopes to discover the beauty that is around me and within me.
From time to time I’ll share some of my scripture art here on my blog. Here’s the verse I spent time meditating on and then drawing. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved drawing, painting and creating so I’m thoroughly excited to have this time carved out to not just learn and memorize scripture but to CREATE! Last year, I took a big step and did something I loved–I took an art class. This year I hope to take that love to a more personal level and create scripture art.
This is what it looks like: I have carved out time in my schedule in the morning to have devotional time and scripture art time. One morning I have my devotional time and then another day I draw it. Right now I’m going through an old book by Priscilla Shirer called Discerning the Voice of God. Then the next day I meditate on a verse or something that stood out to me from my devotional time and I draw it. Sometimes this may take more than one day so at the end of the week I may not have a piece of scripture art finished.
Dare I say–that’s okay!