I started following along with Stepahnie Ackerman’s Documented Faith in late June. I love the concept! I know I’ve shared I for before, but here’s my take: it’s an effort to focus on God’s Word in manageable, bite-sized chunks…one word each month accompanied by weekly scripture relating to that word. Simple, manageable, memorable.
So I’ve been practicing… practicing by writing consistently… something I haven’t been successful with in the past. And writing in bite-size pieces versus the entire buffet of my life. When I committed to #write31days, something I wasn’t aware of was that I limited myself to two handwritten pages per day…bite-sized pieces…manageable vulnerability. Usually I make things more complicated, but it seems this decision is actually turning out well!
My focus is on God and how He is consistently working in my life, through me…to reveal Himself to me. When I slow down to take one step at a time, the mountain isn’t so big, the task at hand isn’t so overwhelming and Matthew 6:32-34 takes on a deeper meaning.
32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.