Good Morning! Each month I am purposing to honor the Lord in the way I conduct my time. One of the best ways to do this is through setting goals within life’s top priorities. I hope this list will encourage you to think creatively for honoring the Lord with your time.
This month’s main goal is to remain joyful in the Lord admist a changing environment. Currently, we are at a conference in Edinburgh until the 4th. We officially move out of our flat on the 14th of the month. Then take a holiday out west the 15th-20th. Finally, we are staying in another friend’s flat the remainder of the month until our new flat becomes avalible October 1st. I also need to be preparing for school starting and the possibility of my family visiting next month. (whew!) Thus, many of last month’s goals will be similar in order to challenge myself, but not overwhelm. All prayers are appreciated!
-Read all of Leviticus in my quiet times. Have Shaun check out an Leviticus Commentary next week from the divinity library.
-Have devotions whilst on holiday (I am so bad about this, so I want to purpose to do it this month-any suggestions are helpful!)
-Listen to 5 sermons. Perhaps while making dinner or doing the dishes or folding the clothes or driving in the car. [Note: find free sermons at Mars Hill Church, Covenant Life Church and Desiring God]
– Make an effort to encourage Shaun with my words and have a joyful heart. Last month I noticed how easy it is for me to be sarcastic and critical with my words, I want to focus on honoring and respecting my husband (especially since it is his birthday this month!).
–Encourage him by looking up scripture verses pertaining to the above goal and memorise two of these verses.
–Purpose to post these verses for Shaun through email or little notes in his clothes’ pockets as well as comment on how the verses pertain to our marriage.
–Pray for him specifically every Thursday- and ask him how I can pray for him.
–Help him memorise Romans 1 (a carry over from last month).
–Pray together every night.
–Take a date night to a romantic dinner (hoping to do this on his birthday!).
-While on holiday, show Augustine to places that demonstrate God’s creation and purpose to explain to him about God’s goodness while we are there.
-Pray through The Power of a Praying Parent. I am going to do this every Tuesday of the month. I really enjoyed this goal last month and might continue it for awhile! (though when on holiday, I will not be using the book)
-Play the doctrinal Question and Answer cds for Augustine at least twice a week. We played one of the cds a ton, now I want to play some of the other ones this month so he is familiar with all the good truth!
-Finish reading Raising Godly Tomatoes (a carry over from last month).
-Read through 2 chapters of Nutrional information from books I’ve wanted to read. I am going to read these books every other friday.
-Purpose to post information on the blog pertaining to Kombucha and try to obtain all necessary materials for making it myself!
-Visit a new cafe.
-Visit a new Castle.
-Have a joyful heart and flexible spirit admist change. Pray for this every monday.
-Soak up a few moments to myself while staying in Holiday Inn Express (one of my favorites).
-Drink water (try to have a pint by lunchtime).
-Start school! Maybe read up in a history of philosophy book for preparation.
-Walk outside on a regular basis (try to walk at least every other day).
-Start and finish reading Randy Alcorn’s Safely Home (a carry over from last month). Should you also want to read this book, order from Randy’s website as: All royalties received by the author and cover artist will be donated to help the persecuted church around the world.
-Pray about how the gospel and local church can be made evident in my life. Pray this every Wednesday.
What are your September Goals- Feel free to leave a link in the comment section!
Thanks for reading!