Jun 25, 2009

Phew...

I'm officially workbook overworked.
I'm studying four books simultaneously.
Three of them have daily homework.

BUT

Here's the thing.

It's an answer to my prayers to be filled with a unquenchable desire to learn more and more about God's Word.

I can pick one a day to work on and glean lots of applicable information.

I have no guilt for not staying on schedule.

I am still learning stuff out of each one, and I'm not super confused.

I know Paul better.
I understand the psalms better.

I am experiencing God more.

I am learning about my inner voice and how to control it better.


But most of all, I know Jesus better.

So it's all good.

Because

They all direct me in learning more about the best book of all:

And I love them all.
And I love you all.
And I love Him.

So even though my hand and brain might feel overworked at times,
It's worth it.

Say what?
You're wondering about my sewing?
And my boys?
And my husband?
And my niece here this week?
And company coming tomorrow night?
No problemo.

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Phillipians 4:9-13

4 comments:

hubbardgirl said...

well said, joni. that 13th verse of philippians 4 is a favorite of mine and i believe it with all of my heart. as for getting the everyday things done, you have chosen the important things FIRST.

Jill Elaine said...

Amen.

I really want to see the picture of Finn and Meg when Meg is wearing only her shirt. So if you can squeeze that in...
:-)
Jill

Deborah said...

I may have to try that! After learning about Beth Moore from you, I now have several studies sitting on my shelf. I have had the thought several times that I can't wait to finish the one I'm on to do the next one! So maybe after learning that you do more than one at a time, I will do more than one at a time! See, I said you were an inspiration1

Amber said...

awaiting the culinary box skills! you got skill!