Hello, Sweet Friends!
I am so excited to be going through Galatians with y'all!! This plan follows a simple outline to encourage time focusing on who the Lord is and how He wants to meet you with each new day. Feel free to print this outline out or to freestyle it in your own journal! I understand that the outline is helpful to some but suffocating to others - I just wanted to provide it as a tool that is available! (I'm 100% one of those "your outline suffocates me" kinda people so there's not a single hard feeling.)
Here's the deal: I know that some days it is plain 'ole hard to actually dig into God's Word. So, I have built a couple of catch up days into this plan so that you have the freedom to miss a day and not feel like you are completely behind. The importance of this content is that we are getting into the Word!!! So, don't let a missed day stop you! God's expectation for us has never been perfection.
The importance in all of this is to connect our heart to the Lord's heart. Some days that looks like reminding ourselves of our need for the gospel as we brush our teeth. Other days it looks like jamming to worship music while driving so that our hearts can reflect on how sweet the Lord's grace is. Most days it should look like us digging into the living and active Word of God. BUT HAY, that's what this quiet time accountability stuff is for!!!
One last thing before we get to the good stuff! I desperately want to know what the Lord is teaching you (wow, it brings me SO MUCH joy). So, I would love it if you created an Instagram story on Sunday about what the Lord taught you. Be sure to tag me in it (@abbie_norris) so that I don't miss it!! This will kill two birds with one stone: I will get to see what you are learning (and learn from you), and the people who follow you will see a little something about Jesus. :)
Here is the link to the quiet times. As mentioned before, feel free to print it out!!
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I'm blessed by you, friends!!
A moment of complete and total honesty for you, my friends. Moving to Texas has been wonderful in so many ways but it has taken a toll on the time that I spend with the Lord. I can't even claim that it is anything other than my own passivity. I have lacked a value for daily connecting my heart to the Lord's heart. I spend time with The Lord here and there but nothing consistent, and nothing that floods me with a substantial, daily reminder of the gospel.
With all of this being said, I know I am not the only one who has a hard time with prioritizing time with Jesus when I do not have a plan of what to spend my time in. When I lack a plan, I fail to execute. So, I am going to be creating an outline for the quiet time schedule I am making for myself and I will be sharing it here. My hope is that you will join me in following the plan and invite others to join as well! I am currently praying about what to go through but the plan will be coming directly from the Bible, allowing the Word of God to speak for itself, rather than me telling you what theme you should be drawing from your time with the Lord.
This will be a resource that will provide structure, room for a missed quiet time or two (there is so much grace), and accountability. The first plan will be posted next Sunday afternoon as we gear up for the week.
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Busyness is a thief of truthful living. We get lost in the pace of things, letting our identities get marred and cloudy in the process. We push hard and forget to slow down, getting caught up in the rhythm of busy when I wake up and busy until I fall asleep. Ignoring the tickings of our hearts, we just do. Then one day, everything slows down, our busyness momentarily disappears and, as the ticking gets louder, we realize that it is quite irregular. We realize that we have gotten so caught up in using our activities to prove our worthiness that we forgot to remind ourselves that we are already counted as worthy by the One who made our ticking hearts. Slow is hard, intimidating even. The enemy whispers loud when our hearts don't have the distraction of a spinning world to capture it's attention. Slowing down means debunking the lies and claiming truth. Slowing down is hard but slowing down trains my heart to fight off lies and claim truth as my own.