When I woke up this morning I was greeted with weariness and I quickly recited this scripture out loud
Galatians 6:9 (New International Version) “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
I have found that if I speak in faith and call those things that are not as though they were, speak God’s word to my situation versus allowing my situation to dictate my response or feelings; I emerge stronger and more rooted in my faith. Yes, this morning my flesh wanted to smack the snooze button on my alarm clock and my body was pleading for another half hour of sleep but I chose to state positive, faith-filled declarations over my morning. I ensured that I guarded my gates: I focused on ensuring that my mouth spoke praises and declarations of faith, my ears listened to praise and worship to usher my spirit into one of thanksgiving and my eyes turned away from the never ending list of what must be done in any given day. No, I am not saying that I am one who functions without schedule but I do seek to have my one on one time with my Heavenly Father.
Later this evening my husband received a phone call that he would be heading back to work. My husband works in an industry where he is away from home 28-58 days at a time and is home for 10-14 days. Tonight he was given a half hour to pack and say his goodbyes before traveling to the job site. He has been working in this field for nearly three years now-yet when he’s given short notice it’s tough. I count my blessings that he is employed in his field allowing me the opportunity to be a stay at home mom with our son and also pursue my educational goals. However my heart still yearns for him to be home. I once again had to choose faith-filled words and thoughts speaking the word over my husband asking God to lift his heart, guide his steps, give him wisdom and discernment, prosper his hands and send him back home swiftly and safely. Before he drove off this evening, we both recited out loud Galatian 6:9 (New International Version) “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”