Monday, January 17, 2005

New Year and already too busy!

How sad is it that a new year has just begun and I feel as if I have not recouperated from the holidays! Granted with all the excitement of the holidays and the newness of my engagement, going to work that monday was definately a bit of a downer and life as I know it continues. Yet through it all God has been reminding me that He alone is my sufficiancey, strength, hope, joy and the constant in my life. It is disheartnign that I let life so distract me from just taking those quiet moments with Him, and I alow myself to get frazzeled, bewildered and overwhelmed. I am commiting this year to do some scripture memory and increase my prayer time (which is fairly non-existant). I may not get much memorizeed and my prayer time may just be written out in my journal but I am seeking God's strength in this commitment to Him and myself. I feel I need to do this now because if I think that life is going to get less crazy and hectic then I am seriously delusional, so now would be a great time to get my arsenal of His word in my heart and the discipline of prayer in my mind and soul. Since just before the new year a verse has been ringing over and over in my head and heart

"For I have been crusufied with Christ, it is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me and the life that I now live in the flesh I live by faith through Christ Jesus who loved me and gave Himself up for me" Galatians 2:20

I have moments when I don't want to spend time with God when I don't want to be a good steward of my time and not set up one more appointment trying to accomidate people's crazy schedules (I'm a receptionist) yet it is not Emily who lives but Christ who lives in me. I died a long time ago and am a child of God and need to act like it more often than not. So I pray that this may ecourge and remind us all that when lifes problems big or small come along it is Christ who lives in us, and will bring us through more sactified and Him more glorfied.