Today was good day. The kids finished two days of school work in one so we can take two off this week. I also completed 10 of the 25 once-a-month meals that I'm preparing for the family I'm staying with.
Today was a bad day. The kids did everything possible but focus on school work. I completed only 10 of 25 meals today. I'm stressed, I'm tired and I really, really want a lot of chocolate or a cigarette.
Galatians 5:16 and 17 say, "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do."
So I might want some chocolate, or a pack of cigarettes, but what I really want is prayer. The true desire of my heart is to follow the Lord and to glorify Him in all that I do.
It's 10 p.m. and I'm hiding in my room so I can unwind from a stressful day. I've got my Bible open and I'm eating Reduced Fat Cheez-Its and some Craisins. They aren't exactly satisfying my cravings, but they were a better choice for me. Please pray for me. It's my first rough day since my husband left and I don't feel like I handled it well. I know I've got more rough days ahead of me and I need to remember to turn to the Lord rather than my fleshly desires.