Friday, December 13, 2013

The Man's Opinion

My husband, the Man is of the opinion the world is not ready for an decaffeinated Annette - EVER. I wake up much earlier than he does most days, dutifully drink a couple cups of coffee so that I can make a serious attempt at not hating the morning and be nice to him when he awakes. I've also been accused of not being with it the 1st hour I am awake. Yesterday the theory was proven fact when I tossed spinach, blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries into the blender but failed to put in the blade 1st. Thankfully I noticed it before I pressed pulse.

If we are not careful, we can "sleep walk" through our spiritual life as well. We may not engage our brain, we may be stuck in a spiritual rut, we may be so worn down with grief, anxiety, or _______(fill in the blank)autopilot seems like the only way to proceed.

I encourage you to take a spiritual inventory as we close out 2013. Are you dealing with your problems in a spiritually healthy way or are you stuffing them down? Do you need to jump start your time in the Word? Is your Bible Study bland, dry, or not edifying an any way?

Take a look ladies, let 2014 be the year we truly grow in Christ - living out His Word in love with boldness and without a trace of self-righteous, holier than thou, and or Pharisee in us.

I pray celebrating the birth of Christ brings joy no matter the circumstances you are facing at this time.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.


annette said...

I'm excited to see what 2014 holds and ready to say goodbye to 2013. I know you've lost several very dear to you this year, and I have a couple of friends very ill right now--I'm sure they are grateful for all of 2013 so I will correct my perspective--I am thankful for this year and looking forward to the next. Wishing you a very happy 2014, Annette. Hope you will be joining Pearls again this next year as we study the Bible chronologically once more and add a prayer focus. Love and hugs, A2

By faith... Ang Baylis said...

In taking a spiritual inventory I need some leaded Jesus. I've been in a major funk and trying to get out of it! I know He hasn't changed, so it must be me! I better open up His Word before I click anywhere else. Thanks, Annette for always being here! I've missed reading your blog!