LET'S CLEAN HOUSE!
Are you ready to do some serious housecleaning?
I always wait until January first and then make a long list of resolutions (which I have usually trashed by the fourteenth). Or I wait until a birthday to embark on a "new lifestyle", and I have started a diet on "Monday" at least a dozen times. This time, we are not just starting a diet but a new way of living! If we stick with this twelve week program, we should be better organized, closer to God and have a better idea of what we want out of life. If you could put your life up to this point in a frame, what would you see? What would you like and what would you change? Just what is it you hope to accomplish over the next year? The next decade? Armed with your goals and learning God dependence, you will be better able to reach and even surpass these goals. OK, let's get started!
This week I want you to just watch yourself. Pay close attention to
what you spend your time and money on. If you had an hour after the kids went to bed, what
did you do with it? If some one made you angry, how did you react? If the chance to say
something about God's goodness arises, what did you do? If there was something on sale that
you didn't need, did you buy it? Don't change your behavior, just notice it! If your
spouse seems like he/she wants to argue, your boss is in a bad mood, your child acts up
(this includes adult children!), the Sunday morning sermon runs late, the repairman is
2 days late, or the car in front of you stalls, notice your reaction. You don't have to write
them down unless you would like to. I recommend keeping a journal of some kind, though. It
can be just an inexpensive notebook. You may want to write Keep Out on it and keep it in a
safe place so you don't have to worry about someone else reading it and you can be totally
honest with yourself.
MIND, BODY AND SOUL EXERCISES
MIND and SPIRIT: What is your favorite Bible verse? If you don't have one, find one this
week. Write it down on a card and memorize it. If you already have yours memorized, find
another you don't have memorized.
Good luck as you embark on this 12 week program. It has truly changed my outlook on
life and it can do the same for you.