Last week the Good Morning Girls started reading through the book of Leviticus. It isn’t really anyone’s favorite book, but since we’re on the journey to reading the entire Bible together, we had to read it sometime.
I LOVE the Old Testament and how it points me to Christ and all that He has done for me. It’s amazing just how many things His life and ultimately His death on the cross took away from me. Things that would have weighed me down, requirements that I’m sure I would have struggled to fulfill, so many things that I would have failed in doing properly each day.
As I was reading through Leviticus I realized something I had never really thought about before. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an over the top, OCD planner. This year though I had to let it go.
Before a new year unfolds I pray asking God to give me direction for the coming year, I ask for a word that I need to embrace and live out throughout the next 365 days. 2015’s word of the year is hard. It has required more of me than any year before.
As a wife, I love to plan date nights, special dinners, movie nights and more. On my motherhood journey I love to plan out our homeschool year entirely, fun activities, movie nights, etc. My blog posts were always planned at least 3 months in advance and I had an entire month written ahead of time.
My life on Jan. 1, 2015 change drastically. God had asked what I considered to be the impossible of me.
Would I answer the call?
I went from living life in a city, working as a VA and homeschooling my two blessings to running a family cottage rental business 3 hours north of my old home. Now, God was asking another thing of me. Something that I didn’t want to let go. Yet, I had no choice but to let go.
After all, didn’t I seek Him and ask for His direction for my 2015?
So, what does me letting go of being an OCD, over the top planner have to do with Leviticus?
God is a planner!
He wrote out what He wanted done, when He wanted it done and how He wanted it done! He wanted the people to know what He expected and required of them, His chosen people. God didn’t just let them figure things out on their own, He gave them directions!
Be still my heart! God and I have something unique in common! Something special to me…something He gave me a love for! I know this may seem small and silly to others, but to me it means the world!
As a daughter of the King of Kings, it is encouraging to find little things that I have in common with Him. It makes me feel special, it reminds me that He created me in His image and it is powerful!
I’m Blogging Through the Bible with Courtney from Women Living Well, Bridget from Becoming a Godly Wife, Mandy from Women of Worship and Rosilind from A Little R & R as part of the Good Morning Girls Bible study group. Every Friday you’ll find us sharing our thoughts on the study at Courtney’s corner where she is hosting a link up for all bloggers that are studying along with her!
Check out the other Good Morning Girls’ posts below. Bridget (Her past GMG posts are here), Courtney (Her past GMG posts are here), Mandy (Her past GMG posts are here) and Rosilind (Her past GMG posts are here). My past Good Morning Girls posts are here.
Are you following along with the Good Morning Girls or are you studying something else in God’s word? I’d love to hear what God has been speaking to your heart! I’ll meet you in the comments! I would love to hear what God has been speaking to your heart! I’ll meet you in the comments.