It's week #3 of my "Complete in Christ" challenge. Did you miss weeks #1 and #2?? Oh wait...so did I! Yes, that's right - I wrote up this challenge and then didn't do the first 2 weeks. Awesome! I can give you a one word reason why: Satan.
Towards the end of May/beginning of June I really began feeling the tug of God on my heart. I have this very free summer, I'm done my classes and have no grand plans for the whole month of July. Sounds fabulous, eh? I felt as I did my quiet times in the morning, I began having this completely and totally fulfilled and excited feeling. I bet some of you can identify with that feeling - it's like feeling so full of God's grace and love that you feel like it might just overflow. Well, one day I missed my quiet time because I didn't get up early enough...and then it happened the next day, and the next, and before I knew it I hadn't cracked open my Bible in a week. So where did that "overflowing with joy" feeling go? What happened to craving God's Word? How did I get distracted so quickly?
I've heard it many times before, how Satan uses our busy lives to slowly pull us away from God. I think Satan heard my cries to God, felt my desire to deepen my knowledge of God's character, and found a way to pull me from it. I painted my living room, moved furniture, completed 2 graduate classes, and packed for the beach. I was busy, busy, busy and didn't make time for God.
As usual, God's timing is perfect. I have been VERY blessed by a wonderful family in our church, and get to spend a week in a beautiful condo right on the beach in Myrtle Beach this week! I think I'd be a much happier person if I could wake up to the sound of the ocean every morning! I think this is the perfect week for my week #3 challenge - to pray for my future husband daily. I have a really strong desire to get married again. And I'd better start praying, because who ever this guy is - he has big shoes (or rather, Adidas Sambas) to fill.
I have more to say on the topic of getting married again, but I'll save that for another post because I think I hear my beach chair calling...