Order My Steps

I got out of bed this morning at 5:30am to retrieve my HMB from my desk. I had so many plans swirling around in my head as to how I would plan out my families day.

Usually if I don’t write these thoughts down and filter out the unnecessary activities I end my day feeling as though I didn’t accomplish much.

So after I got all of my thoughts written out on paper I had a total of three list. I had a TO-DO, SCHOOL and a list with TODAY’S MENU.

The next thing that I did was begin my devotional. Today’s verse came from Romans 6:15-23 which reminded me that I am going to be a slave one way or another, either to sin or to righteousness.

I choose the righteousness of God. And if God and His righteousness is my master then I turn to my Master with my three list and ask “Is this what you will have me to do today?”. And I wait patiently for His response.

I wait for a confirmation of some sort…chirping birds…a feeling of peace or perhaps an urge to read a particular scripture verse. I wait with anticipation because I don’t want to miss out on what God wants for me by making my days into a repetitive routine. There has to be a purpose in the things that I do which is to demonstrate the glory of God to those who are watching me.

I pray that the time that I devote today to each of the following activities may be used not just to complete a task, but to serve the greater purpose in fulfilling the perfect will of God.

Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

TO-DO

*ORDER DAUGHTERS BIRTH CERTIFICATE

*VACUUM CARPETS

*CLEAN MASTER BATH

*FLAT IRON MY HAIR

*WATER GARDENS

*TAKE OUT YOUNGEST DAUGHTER BRAIDS

*WASH, DRY, FOLD AND PUT AWAY LAUNDRY

SUMMER SCHOOL SCHEDULE

*MATH-CONTINUE TEACHING THE CHILDREN TO PLAY THE CARD GAME SPADES (FOCUS ON LOGIC)

*BIBLE STUDY- OUR DAILY BREAD ROMANS 6:15-23

*READING- JUDGES 7 AND PROVERBS 1

*SCIENCE- LASAGNA GARDENING…(WHY DO WE DO IT? & WHAT IS HAPPENING UNDER THOSE LAYERS?)

*TODAY’S MEMORY VERSE-ROMANS 6:18

*CHARACTER TRAINING (CONTENTMENT)-COMPLETE EACH STATEMENT 5 TIMES (I AM MOST HAPPY WHEN…) (I AM MOST UNHAPPY WHEN…)

MENU

*BREAKFAST:PANCAKES

*LUNCH:NACHO BEANS AND STEAMED RICE

*DINNER:???

WHAT IS YOUR MORNING ROUTINE?

Comments

  1. Sallie says

    Hadias — I haven’t seen your blog since we left AZ in May.. I LOVE the new look and colors!

    We are still unpacking, sorting, and arranging so I haven’t set up a “ritual” yet. I still do have my morning devotional time while everyone else is still resting. I take the dogs out first for their walk and so that I can wake my brain up with fresh air and good Godly views of His creation. I come back in and set down with my regular Bible and lately Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost For His Highest. I usually have about 3 other translations on hand so I can really grasp the meaning behind the words. I’ve been really impressed this last week with the amplified Bible.

    After that, I pray for my husband, my children, and my day. By that time the children are usually up and crying there isn’t any food in the house…LOL. I keep telling them they shouldn’t eat all the cinnamon cereal the first two days after commissary shopping…LOL! This morning my oldest made biscuits with apple butter for her brothers. She’s so sweet!

    Have a blessed day!
    Sallie

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  2. Kelli says

    Great post, Hadias! I always make a list for the day too. Since it is so hot here in the summer, we do all of our daily chores in the morning.
    ~Kelli

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  3. Earthmommy says

    I loved reading this post. Since completing our move I have purposed to begin each day with time spent in the Word. The days I have done this have been easier and filled with many tiny blessings. The days I have forgotten to begin this way have fallen flat pretty quickly, and after I regrouped and went to the Word, they smoothed out and went bettee. Sometimes its easy to forget in the daily hubbub that we must always put God first.

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  4. Hadias says

    Jen-I wish that I lived in the same neighborhood as some of my blogger friends too. I’ll bet that our daughters would be good friends since they are all teens. My daughter will start 9th grade this year.

    Michele-I am so glad that youe stopped in to visit me. Proverbs is one of my favorite books of the Bible. It is packed with wisdom. I read from the book of Proverbs with my children every month.

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  5. Cherish the Home says

    *Love* this post! I need to sit still more and listen to God’s voice, thanks for the rminder. (o:

    As you know I’m slowing getting back into a more scheduled and ordered routine. Here is what my morning routine has looked like this week:

    *Out of bed, pull covers back for bedding to air, close door to keep ‘the zoo’ off of the bed.

    *Read the Proverb for the day (am *loving* this!).

    *Quick-clean downstairs bathroom

    *Start a load of laundry

    *Clean cat boxes, feed dogs

    *Let dogs outside

    *Fix/Eat breakfast/computer time

    *Reboot laundry

    *Cleaning chores until lunch

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