Ladies, how are we doing? I thought I might do a little "spiritual" check up on us since we are about 1/3 of the way through. Time goes fast when you are having fun (or changing bad habits)!
It has been much easier since the first time I took this challenge. I must have established some good habits! Yeah! Anytime you are going the right direction is a time to rejoice! I have caught myself several times thinking negative thoughts and do a mental check of why I was about to express my frustration disrespectfully. There are other ways to get your point across. Using a pleasant tone of voice and nice words helps. Also, timing is everything and a calm facade. I say facade, because I could be screaming on the inside, but if I can get my request out in a respectful way, Steve hears me so much better. I'm sure most husbands are the same.
I want this group of 17 women, so far, to be able to be truthful about their struggles. You don't need to go into detail (that would be defeating the purpose of this Challenge). But we need to be real with each for accountability's sake. If God lays it on your heart to write a short testimony on how you are doing with the challenge so far, please leave it in the comment section! I'm sure we will all be blessed by your transparency and victories!
I'm going to leave you with a link to one of my devotions called "Fighting Clean". We will have conflict! How do you come out clean instead of dirty after a fight? Read more here:
May God bless you as you endeavor on this amazing journey with me! I'm very excited about the Give-Away! I am actually going to have two winners! It's not to late to join. Just leave a comment stating you want me to pray for you.
Here is a list so far of the ladies who we are praying for: Kimberly, Grandma Becky, Tammy, Hip Chick, Catherine, Jackie, Deb, Alexis, Mrs. Lukie, Jenn, Ruth, Amber, J, Susan, Margaret, Jill, "I am a Gift", and I (Stacie).
Be sure to list these names up to the Lord when you find yourself struggling! We all will benefit from each other's prayers.
Love you all!