I have been greatly blessed by the Women’s Bible Study I joined at my church this past fall. We meet on Wednesday nights and have been reading “Having A Mary Heart in a Martha Word” (which I wrote a personal review on) and we’ve just started “Having a Mary Spirit” (which I’m excited to be reading!)
|Having a Mary Heart in a Martha WorldBy Joanna Weaver|
|Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us from the Inside OutBy Joanna Weaver|
Recently, our wonderful facilitator shared with our group a “24 Point Sanity Manifesto” she discovered, and I have found myself glancing at it several times this week. I’m not entirely sure where she found it herself, however after a quick online search, I found a copy of it here.
I decided to use this as a 24 week “Sanity Challenge”.
I want to focus on each “number” in the guide for one full week.
I also want to really commit myself to memorizing some Scripture.
Which brings me to the first week in my “Sanity Challenge”.
1) First things first: Word in. Work out. Work plan.
Word in: Get into God’s Word and let it get into you.
Work out: Do something every morning that gets you moving.
Write out the work plan and then work the plan.
Today, I wrote out my Week One Plan. (side story: I love notebooks. Pretty blank notebooks speak of endless possibly and opportunity to me. I have far more than I will probably ever use, yet will enjoy trying to. I picked one of these many notebooks to use for my Sanity Challenge. It’s from my favorite collection of notebooks by Piccadilly which I often find on sale at one of their many retailers. The background of my photo is the notebook I’m using. 🙂 )
I also want to memorize the following verse in Scripture by next Thursday.
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” ~Colossians 3:12-13
I am excited to see how the Lord may use this “guide” to reveal some things to me, or help me to establish some new habits that will better help me serve Him, serve my family, and serve others. On a silly little note, I’m also excited to have found a purpose for another notebook. 🙂
My goal is to start tomorrow. Which means it’s time. I’ve talked about it long enough. I’ve tried long enough. It’s time to make getting up in the mornings happen. It’s time to count myself accountable towards this goal.
In doing so, I’m also linking up with
I plan on using Thursdays as a day to check in with my “Sanity Challenge” and my dedication to memorize some Scripture. It’s always a little scary to reach that point where you step out in accountability, yet, it’s also exciting to feel that deep desire to grow. If you are a blogger and have something you want some encouragement with in being accountable, consider linking up with the great group of ladies at MustLoveGod.
In Love & Faith,
BONUS: Through my friend Meredith over at I found a FREE 40 Day Devotional for Lent. I’ve read days 1 and 2, and I must say, it’s a wonderful read. This first week is focused on “Listening”. Which is another great reason for me to get the Word In! To get your own FREE copy, visit The Seed Company.