Feb 12, 2012

Reading Plan 2/13-2/17....

Weekly reading plan: 2/13-2/17:

  • Monday 2/13: 1 Samuel 31
  • Tuesday 2/14: Romans 1
  • Wednesday 2/15: Romans 2
  • Thursday 2/16: Romans 3
  • Friday 2/17: Romans 4

Happy Sunday, SHINE girls! Don't ya just love Sunday's?

Church, family, friends, big lunches, long walks, rest.....ahhh, the best.

As you noticed, our reading plan is changing up a bit. We are headed to the New Testament this week beginning on Tuesday. Threw you for a curve, didn't it.

Don't worry your pretty little heads though, we will be back in the OT soon and right back to where we left off in Samuel.

It's kind of like a really good movie that leaves you hanging at the very last second. The credits start rolling and you are looking around going..."What?? Are ya kiddin' me?"

Well, stick with me girls. I promise to take you right back to our friend David.

On another note, I have a quick little something to share.

We decided to go to the 2nd service of church this morning, so I had a little extra time around the house. So of course, as we Mom's love to do, I took advantage of this and started up the (never-ending) laundry rotation.

As I was folding my daughter's clothes in her room, my mind was spinning of all that I had to do today and this coming week.

My mind was going over errands, tasks, meetings, kids school projects, menu planning, school parties, phone calls, emails, bills....you KNOW the drill.

I was starting to feel a little (a lot) overwhelmed.

As soon as I began to feel my joy sucked away from these menial tasks that I needed to accomplish this week, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper:

"Give it all to me, Jill. All of it. Even the smallest details of your day, baby girl. I want to help you. Please let me."

I literally fell to my knees.

Was it really that simple? Why hadn't I thought of this before? Why do I take my gigantic load of "stuff" to the Lord, but not the smallest details that entangle me on a daily basis?

Oh, man. What a revelation for me today!

I feel 10 lbs. lighter just knowing that He is here. He is helping me. Not just with the big gigantic things, but the tiniest details of my day. Always.

So, here's what I want us to do this week. Take a note card, or small piece of paper and write this on it:

"Give it ALL to me. Love, Jesus."

It sounds silly, but do it anyway.

Let's commit today to give this entire week to the Lord. Every last itty bitty detail.

Got it?


sighing with relief,


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. "
Matthew 11:28-29


Anonymous said...

I love it!!!! It's so neat that you said that. In this past week, He was telling me the same thing. So glad to hear it again! And I cannot wait to get into Romans! :) Love, Sarah

Lisa said...

LOL, for real girl. We got M's tball schedule, practices starting up this week, I had a heart palp once I put them on my calendar and just stared at it, and I'm pretty sure the dryer was buzzing at the same time.

Getting my pink :) 3x5 cards, PRONTO, to write "Give it ALL to Me. Love, Jesus" and place in all my spots!

Thankful for you.

Anonymous said...

What more can I say, except "Give it all to Me. Love, Jesus" I had posted regarding last week turn of events and he whispered to me, "give it to Jesus" but now it is a confirmation of him working directly with me through the Shine girls. This week I will "Give it ALL to him." When my feet hit the floor in the morning, my first glance will be my encouragement message that whatever this week brings, he is hovering over me with his unfaltering arms of approval and steadfast love. Thank you, Jill and to each Shine girls that sends refreshment my way. Love you all...Ladona I am not a fan of Jesus, I am a Follower..praise His Holy name.

Samantha said...

The timing of this post is Amazing!! :)

Jamie said...

I was just getting frustrated about some emails and phone calls people haven't returned. (things I need to finish work). Just give it all to God right? Thanks Jill.

Mary Hudgins Balicki said...

What Lisa said!

LOVE YOU, Jilly!!!!

Jill said...

jamie, i just cannot imagine YOU ever being frustrated. you are always so calm, cool, and collected. ;)

miss your pretty face!

Women Who Pray said...

Hey, Jill, you know He says it in His Word...Prov. 16...He will direct our paths...but in front of those words are...Man makes a plan, but the LORD directs His steps. I love that I get to make a to do list, and some days I actually check most of them off, but I have to be ready for my plans to change...or detour...most every day...for me to be in the right place at the right time. Will get those cards written...very busy day...headed to bed in a few...:)

Anonymous said...

Just thought I would share.......this past Sunday it was my rotation at church to teach kidzpoint........I was blown away at the lesson I had to teach.....1 Samuel 18....Johnathan and David's friendship.....putting others above yourself. I just thought it was really neat and I got to share with the kids, 2 of my own what I have been studying. Also....Our last ladies bible study was The Study of David by Beth Moore. So obviously the Lord is trying to tell me something ;)

Thank you Jill for your daily insights on the scriptue. I love reading the different views on the same scripture.

Leslie W.

Heather said...

May the words of my mouth be sweet like honey, may they encourage and build someone up. All week long this has been on my heart. I have been listening to my words, my husbands words, and my children's words. I hate bring a red head because I speak before I think at times or I say it quite bluntly (my husband blames that on the Yankee side of me and I have no hope of bring fully converted). As reading Romans 3 during the 1st part all I could say was God this was me. If I am not focused and taking His steps that is me. Walking with God is complete trust and faith constantly. I am guilty of it all, but the 2nd part of chapter 3 is my hope and life. 1. God looked forward to the cross of Christ where the full payment for the guilt of sin be made 2. God is righteousness, holiness, and Just. 3. In the cross of Christ God has shown himself just, utterly holy so that the penalty demanded is paid in full 4. He is the Justifier- the one who provides the means of justificatioabd declares people to be in the right standing with himself 4. Savior of all those who trust him. HERE IS THE HEART OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, FOR AT THE CROSS GOD's JUSTICE AND LOVE MEET. This is today, not when he returns. All those little and big things you don't want anyone to know, His light will shine so bright it won't matter. As I continue to learn to listen to the Holy Spirits Voice my words will be sweeter. I am so thankful God made a provision for us by sacrificing his son!(I can't imagine sacrificing one of my children) so we may walk with him. I am also extremely thankful that I only have to go 5 minutes at a time. I surrender all to Him! Sorry this is so long.

Jill said...

So true Heather. I love the verse you quoted in your first sentence. Our words are so powerful...for better or for worse.

It's so true that His word is living and active...if it were not, it could not pierce our hearts the way that it does.

Thank you for sharing this!!