Back in January I blogged about my word of the year, Deeper. Here is some of what I hoped to go Deeper on and I’ve added underneath with the date how I think I’m doing.
Deeper in my relationship with Christ and submitting my life to Him.
April 29 – Although I haven’t been journaling as much, I have been reading Jesus Calling, bible reading and texting scripture back and forth with a friend. I’m hoping to do some more memorizing of his word and more bible reading. Definitely going to focus more on this area in the next few months. As far as submitting, it’s always a struggle but I have definitely done better at being aware and also of just doing it. Obviously still a long work in progress on that one. Submission and anxiety don’t exactly go hand in hand.
Deeper into his word and his promises.
April 29th – I haven’t done much with this area. Although, I have this waiting for the other shoe to drop mentality and I keep waiting for something bad to happen (part of my anxiety), so focusing on God’s promises would be a great way to combat this area of struggle in my life. I did try to put an app on my phone that had God’s promises on it but it crashed a lot so I removed it.
Deeper in relationship with my husband.
April 29th – Checking in with my husband on this one and he says, yes, I have been doing well with this. We attended a Weekend to Remember Marriage Conference which was so amazing! If you have the chance, please attend one. It was definitely a great time away for us and something we needed.
Deeper in relationships with my children.
April 29th – Hard to measure this but I feel like there has been a deepening here. God has definitely been showing me where I can work on relationships with my kids. So thankful for the Holy Spirits promptings, definitely been helpful in letting me know when and what and even how to speak to my children. Obviously this is a slow process and there have been many failings as well. Does anyone else just dislike bedtime? It seems to drag on forever and I really am just ready to be done for the day. Need to pray about my attitude on bedtime.
Deeper into relationships with family and friends.
April 29th – Ok, friends and family, have I failed on this one? I think so. Good thing it’s only April! 😉
Deeper into my thinking/thought life. I really don’t spend a lot of time thinking or examining my thoughts, it’s just kind of free floating in there, distractions and la-la land. Which is probably why I struggle with anxiety.
April 29th – I can say, there has been progress in this area and I am excited! Through texting with a friend scripture everyday, the Jesus Calling devotional and just having some scripture on the ready, I have been working on this one. Memorizing more of the word would be helpful, anyone want to join me?
Deeper into working through my fears and struggles.
April 29th – Ok, a few weeks ago I failed on two of my anxiety challenges but this week I had victory over one. So slow and steady progress with God gently leading me. I felt a shift in my Spirit a few weeks ago regarding some of my anxiety and fear, a desire for more victory in my life! Having two friends who have been through some counseling with anxiety has been really helpful as well, giving me suggestions on what to do during a panic attack that has completely changed my way of handling them. I believe that God can chose to heal me of my anxiety at anytime but I also know that He can chose not to as well.
Deeper into our city and life here. (I have such wanderlust, I really need to just put down some roots, God really spoke to me about that this morning.)
April 29th- I have a blog post for this specific one coming up. Let me just say, God has definitely shown us that this is where we need to be and there is such freedom and contentment in that. He has specifically closed doors and I know from the last time we lived somewhere and I wanted to leave, you can’t force open a door He wants closed. And this is huge because as I type this, it is SNOWING outside. Ugh. But seriously, the peace and contentment are washing over me in waves.
And I will leave you with my song of the year which the lyrics are just so perfect for me, if you haven’t listened to it yet, please do! I may do a blog post on the lyrics alone on this one, so much good stuff!