I can hardly believe it, but summer, as we know it, is over this week. We take our children to school for a partial day this Wednesday, and school officially begins this coming Monday!
It’s been such a short summer for everyone around here this year. We have a modified year-round system, and will be loving it in October when we get two weeks off. But right now, it just seems too early to go back to school.
It’s been a good, but busy summer. We have crammed a lot into a little bit of time. And, we’ve had a few of those “lazy days”, but I want more!!! Waaaaaaaaaah!!! 🙂
Time is moving us so quickly through this stage of our lives. 6 & 7: That’s how many years our children will be at home with us. I’ve probably said it before, and will certainly say it again – but I want to make the most of these years at home with Nathan and Abigail. It seems like just a few years ago that we were taking our oldest to kindergarten. Now our youngest is in middle school…
I’m asking the Lord to help me prioritize my focus and my time so I can invest in what is most important. Seems like I’m always asking Him this. He shows me the way to do it, I do it for a while, then I stop. How I pray to obey Him consistently this time…
As we are waiting for the Lord to reveal His next steps for our lives, we are seeking to make the most of every moment right where we are. I’m thankful that God has shaken up “our world” a bit – it’s caused us to intentionally set our focus on Him and to appreciate each day as it comes.
Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.”
Making the very most of the time – buying up each opportunity… that’s what I’m going to be doing for the rest of the week… and I hope, for the rest of my life. I don’t want us to miss a thing God has for us. Do you?
If I don’t post for the rest of the week, now you’ll know what I’m doing… buying up each opportunity to soak in these last days of our summer break.
I’ll catch up with you soon. In the mean time, I pray that you’re soaking in the days the Lord has given to you, too.
With lots of love to you~ Jennifer