Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Scrapping Fun With a Friend

Good evening ladies,
I have missed you all and have so much to blog however I will do it in pieces so I do not overwhelm you all . For today I am going to share just a little and then share some layouts I was sooooo blessed to have done with a sweet friend today thanks for hanging out with me my friend
I was truly blessed by your company and kindness.

Ok before I show you pictures I would like to share some things I have been asked by many about my time and how I do what I do so here it goes:
I have to get up at 6:00 a.m. everyday if I want to or not because if I dont I do not get my alone time with God this is my me and God time so I can hear from Him I read my thru the Word and pray I also pray thru out the day not always private yet still am able while cooking or doing dishes or over the Washing Machine or whatever with a big family you have to take what you can get as Susan Wesley did by putting her apron over her head lol. I also do not go to bed until 12:00 a.m. for most of the week some nights I get to retire a little earlier however not the majority of the time. So six hours of sleep is a norm for me and relying on the Lord's strength to get me through and He does. He does really give each family what works best for them it is hard to understand unless you have been in a big family or any family for that matter what is good for one may not be good for another He gives each of us what we can handle. Yes I am a busy momma however over many trials and many lessons to be learned I have learned to PRAY before I say yes to any service outside of home and submit to hubby when he tells me my plate has become to full if my family suffers I am not to do it I do know my FIRST MINISTRY LIES AT HOME THAT IS MY MISSION FIELD NOT THE BUSYNESS OF LIFE. This is a challenge for me and do need to stay bathed in prayer to make sure the things I do are Lord Led and not people led. I also am very blessed to have a loving involved husband with our kiddo's and one who stresses the importance of some mommy time as well so that helps. I also have children who realize being in a big family takes effort and at times sacrifice which is awesome. As I said earlier every family works in a different way and what works for us may not work at all for someone else and that is ok it isnt how the Lord intended it to be so no worries you can find what works best for your family by seeking the Lord. If we find ourselves to BUSY we must seek the King to see if we are in His PERFECT WILL because if we are not careful this is a trap from the enemy to keep us from the very things God has intended for us God's divine order is
1) to put God at forefront of everyday
2)Husband
3)Children
4)work/ministry
and so on and if this is not the order of any of our lives big or small families then we really aren't in God's perfect will. When these things take the backseat to anything even serving in church we are not in His perfect will but permissive will and even sin. So to answer any questions about
us and me being busy I say not any more busy than your average family and I do pray before I
take on any new project and I ask these questions as our Bible Study said this last week to ask:
1)Does it build my family or tear it down if I take this on? Proverbs 14:1
2)Can I do it in Jesus name for His glory? 1Cor.10:31 Col.3:17
3)Does your husband approve of this activity? Eph.5:22 Col.3:18
4)Will my relationship with God, Husband ,or Children suffer if I do this project?
if I can answer the right way to these all and I seek the Lord for answer than I will do it. Am I
perfect everytime ...........uh no however it is a huge struggle when I am in my will and not the Lord's and I rather be in His will and serve unto HIM then in my will and serve my flesh yuck.
well I pray I have answered some of your questions to those who were wondering how I do it I actually dont do it the Lord does it all Not THY WILL BE DONE HOWEVER THE LORD'S WILL BE DONE. GOD BLESS UNTIL NEXT TIME.
LOVE,
Cindy
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2 comments:

mel4christ said...

Oh how fun! Glad the Lord blessed you today with His gift of friendship and creativity. I love those colors!

Blessings,
smiles,
hugs

Melanie

Saved by Grace said...

thanks Cindy,
This really ministered to my heart. God is just totally blessing me with all these little nuggets.

Awesome layouts!!
In His Love,
Adrienne

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp

My New Book I am currently reading by Favorite blog sister Ann Voskamp
Best Book of the Year This dear sister in the Lord writes with such eloquence I cant even put the book down it becomes so REAL for me the pages come to life! This is a MUST read!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!

Mel and I at one of the scrapbook weekends at church!!!
I love ya sis!!!

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