October 17, 2012

AGENDA-DRIVEN vs. SPIRIT-LED
Marriage & Mommyhood Link Up Series



Welcome to the third week
of our Marriage & Mommyhood Link-Up Series!!

Kayse and I are so glad that you're joining us!  Every week we'll be focusing on a different topic that has to do with being a Super Woman VS. an Abiding Woman.  We know that we can only balance and fill our roles well when we're walking closely with our Savior.
We'll be delving deep, laughing freely, and sharing honestly
as we reach towards this common goal.
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A Super-Woman is controlled by an agenda, while
an Abiding Woman is led by the Spirit.

If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. ~Galatians 5:25
I love the way Angela put it like this: "Walking in the Spirit is allowing His Word to dwell in us ... living His Word out loud!  When I allow His Word to dwell in me, my heart is filled with thankfulness, singing, & joy!"

Having a day planner is not the enemy here.

Being led by the Spirit throughout our day does not mean absent from plans, from schedule, from order.  We have to get things done, and God knows this.  As a matter of fact, He gives us an abundance of examples in His Word on how He is a God of order, patterns, timing, being purposeful, and more.

There is a problem, however, when I am so focused and driven by my schedule and to-do's that I am unwilling to let Him intervene.

I don't want to be so "in" to what I'm doing that I miss His voice prompting me to go give a word of encouragement to that woman I passed on aisle 6 in the grocery store. 

I want to be living out His Word in my home so that I can be truly seeing my children; willing to put down the schoolbooks and take a walk outside with my kid if it has begun to stress her out.

I don't want to be so focused on what needs to happen next that I don't recognize that my husband is troubled when he walks in the door and needs my attention.  That next "important thing" can wait.

Or how about to be able to rest in His Spirit in the unknown when something unforeseen comes into my day like a curve ball, throwing my entire schedule off groove.  It is the time that happens and I keep pushing, pushing, pushing to make things work, that can sometimes throw me into a panic attack from things not going according to plan. 
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you. ~Isaiah 26:3
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. ~Galatians 5:16
I belong to Christ, so my sinful passions and desires have been nailed to His cross, according to our memory verse this week {Galatians 5:22-26}.  The benefit to crucifying my flesh daily, as Paul tells us to do, (who are we kidding, many times moment by moment is more like it) and learning to walk in the spirit as I yield to Him means that my life will show the fruit of the very Spirit I am walking in.  The fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Then, not only am I able to continually direct those around me to Him by giving Him glory through my actions, but I experience the blessings of all this fruit in me as it pushes out the darkness in my selfish places.

I was talking with a dear friend last night and she shared with me about a rough day she had this week.  It sounded a great deal like the day I had last Thursday that I wrote about here.  She explained that just as she began to lose it, and was about to blow her top, her seven year old son asked if he could say something.  He said, "Momma, you need to conquer your anger."  Wow!  Out of the mouth of babes... She has instilled so much over the years from pouring God's Word into her home through the reading of it and by walking in the Spirit that her son knew exactly what she needed to hear to lovingly hold her accountable to her First Love, which is Christ.  Talk about powerful!

My prayer for you, my friends,
along with myself for this week is this:
"Holy Spirit, crash into me like a tidal wave, come crash into my heart.  Holy Spirit crash into me like a hurricane, come crash into my heart.  Wreck me for Your glory.  You can interrupt my day.   Whatever it takes."


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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to following along.

    I am your newest follower!

    Would love for you to stop by my blog.

    www.1001tears.blogspot.com

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