Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday

Happy Thursday!  Today I'm linking up with Annie.  Show her some love today!


This my friends is where I share a little piece of my heart. Ready, go.

Any big move can make you feel like you've had a rug pulled right out from under you.

The most difficult challenge for me is staying connected to the Lord in the midst of all of these changes.  Even in the most beautiful of places, with the most wonderful of husbands, I am disgusted by how much I find myself distracted from just listening for Him.

Jon gets up early. Like super early hooah style.  I've been pulling myself out of bed with him so I can see him off and stay on relatively the same schedule.  The first thing I've been doing in the mornings is getting into God's Word. (well of course after I make a cup of coffee you know...can't be falling back to sleep on the Lord.)

I've been so hopeful for this time, and I still am, but to be real, I'm surprised at how much I'm still struggling to hear Him. I know He's there. No doubt about it.  I feel like I can so easily fall into the morning routine of checking social media or turning on the Today Show. (I <3 the Today Show... Jon and I were on it in January)<--- You see, there I go getting distracted again.

Once I get to clicking on Instagram or Facebook or into the day's latest headlines I feel like my mind has already been compromised over things that are so fading.

So I've been getting up super early, and getting right into what the Lord has to say about this life.  What's so crazy to me and so disgusting is still the attitude of my heart.  For example, I read something like Proverbs 2:3-5: 

yes, if you call out for insight
    and raise your voice for understanding, 
 if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures, 
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.

and I think, yeah, this is me seeking insight.  This is me seeking understanding, Lord.

What really struck a nerve with me was "if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures" because immediately I thought, gee, the only thing I've been seeking like silver is a font for the blog and I've been searching like my hidden treasures were included in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  Sad, I tell you. And mighty difficult to swallow.

The Lord wants so much more for me.  For you.  I'm still so unsure of how exactly to seek Him, or what that looks like.  However, what I'm beginning to realize, probably for the 63789783788th time is that seeking things of this world is not seeking Him at all.


  1. I always like reading my devotionals to first thing or last thing of the day so nothing gets in the way (I've started doing them right before bed!). Also - you were on the Today show?! How cool! I'm a GMA person but I do love Wrangler :)

  2. Oh girl, this feels like you're reading my mind. In 2014, I did a Bible reading plan where I read the entire thing in one year and it was amazing. But this year? I have been so so so bad. And it's not that I don't have the time - because I totally do, I'm just letting other things distract my mind. So I don't really have any advice right now, haha, but I just wanted to let you know you're not alone :)