narnia

I have been finishing up Lisa Bevere’s audiobook “Lioness Arising” she was just talking about the Chronicles of Narnia and has put it in my heart to read. 

I read most of them already, but the one that has movies to them I had not read because when I was younger, I thought I knew what would happen already, so what’s the use? 

I know reading through the books again will be a wonderful experience. Also, that would definitely give me a boost in my goal to read 41 books this year. 

There are seven books in the series, and I could fly through them. I also want to read other novels on history or stories that have great morals. T

That would boost my reading speed. 

schedule

Today didn’t really go according to schedule. I started off by watching a video from Ben Shapiro. Not exactly sure how that happened, but I need to stay away from my devices for at least the first two hours of the day.

 I got to my math but was running into my Bible time to finish grammar. I believe if I wake up at 4:45, pray for the first fifteen minutes, then jump right into math at five; then I could get an entire lesson of math done a day.

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Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Isaiah 60:1-3

Hebrews 11:1

I remember when I first heard my alarm, I was trying to convince myself to sleep in. Last night I didn’t go to sleep exactly on time, but I was in bed praying in the Spirit and meditating on Hebrews 11:1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I was reading Kenneth Copeland’s book on prayer, and he touched on the verse. 

It hit me so that I had to stop and meditate on it. He said that if you are just hoping to see results, you will never receive from God. Hoping to get is not the same thing as believing you receive. The promises of God brings hope in hopeless situations. However, hope has no substance by itself.

I hope I’ll be healed someday. I hope I’ll receive it someday, and someday never comes. 

Faith brings hope into reality and gives it substance.

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things unseen.

The object of hope becomes a reality through faith.

Hope is always in the future. Faith is always now.

Faith causes you to receive from God. The believer operating in faith believes God’s power went to work the moment he believed.

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Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen.

Hebrews 11:1

Right from Wrong

I am trying to understand what is right from wrong here. I want to follow the schedule and get all the so-called non-negotiables done, but every day is different, and sometimes I feel like praying past my bedtime, and at two today, I fell asleep when I was supposed to be reading. I was rehearsing Psalms 23:4 in my head, and by the seventh time, I was asleep. 

I slept the entire hour, and when I woke up, I had to decide if I was going to completely skip reading or sacrifice some work time to catch up on reading. My schedule is so strict I always seem to be missing something every day.

 

Not saying my schedule is bad, but I wonder if I should try harder to follow it or just use it more as a guideline for the day and let God lead the day instead of my schedule. I wonder if my schedule is getting in the way of God’s guidance, but as I said, I don’t think my schedule is bad; I believe it’s important to have a schedule.

journal

Journaling is amazing because it all comes together when I write or type it out. Use the schedule as a guideline and let the Holy Spirit lead. The structure is good, but so is flexibility. I just want to structure my schedule in such a way that my non-negotiables get finished every day. 

I think the only way to do this is to smash all of my non-negotiable to-dos at the very beginning of the day.

Trust Jesus

Lord, help me. The only reason I would feel like I’m not doing enough is that, yet again I am slipping into works. Just trust Jesus.
It blows my mind how I thought things would turn out with how things actually turned out.
I needed a lot of time and training that I didn’t know I needed, but God did, and He provided it.
God took care of what I didn’t even know I needed.
He knows how much more time and training it’s going to take for me to really get started, and He will take care of that, so I don’t have to worry about it. Just rest and learn. Thank you, Jesus!

In His Service,
Abbie

 

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