Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Some Learnings Lately

Lately I have been in a season of personal growth and that is not always "easy" but I learn that when God brings me out of these seasons I tend to look back and see how much I have learned. This time I thought I would get a head start and start laying some of them out:

1) I need a Sabbath!

This is the one command that I feel like we break all the time and no one really seems to care. I want to write a separate blog on just this and hopefully will one day. Josh Griffin just wrote a quick ditty on this from Pastor Rick's talk and I totally needed it!

2) I need to spend more time with Jesus
Not like in a weird way, but since Sophie was born my time with Jesus has been reduced. I think its because I don't sleep as well as I once did and because Seminary is pretty tough right now. I have noticed, and Charity reminds me, that I am a much person when I spend time with Jesus.

3) I need accountability
I have a finish line group (FLG); which means I meet with a friend weekly out here. We confess our sins, pray for each other and drink coffee. I really like the drinking coffee but sometimes its hard to confess my sins, but I need to and when I have my FLG I just feel like I am living how God has called me to.

4) I need a date night
This is another thing that has changed since having Sophie. Our date night, or day, needs to be more flexible. Charity and I try to have some alone time out of the house without Sophie weekly. That is hard! We have to get a sitter and be intentional about spending time our marriage. We need to have a healhty marriage.

This is what I am thinking about in my spare time lately...


missy said...

yes, yes, yes and yes...i'll pray for all four!

Neal Benson said...

Thank you so much!