Psalm 51:12 (ESV)
The other day I was reading Amy's blog and she posted this verse:
Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life; but he who rejects reproof leads others astray...Proverbs 10:17 (ESV)
This blew me away...it was just what I needed to read at that moment (God is good like that!). See, I have been having a lot of talks with myself and God lately. Through this verse He pointed out something very real to me...I am not taking action on the guidance He is giving me.
I am a planner, but lately I haven't had much follow-through after the planning. I make lists, I pray, I discuss with Ron/friends, etc...and then nothing. Not all of the time, but most of the time and it is about time it stopped.
God has given me clear instruction on changes that I need to make...like NOW. For some reason I get comfortable and to be honest, I am just not listening.
So this verse was a wake-up call...I do not want to be led astray or away from God. I want to be living with Him and absorbing all of the good He has planned out for me. See, He's the ultimate planner, but He has AMAZING follow-through. In order to receive the fullness of Him I need to be obedient, disciplined and put my words into action...to live out God's best for me. How can I give Him glory if I am not living out His plan?
So...last night I saw down and finally redesigned my blog. I know this is not very deep or really life changing, but it is something I have been talking about for a long time and I was tired of just talking about it. I pulled up this post on Sarah's blog and got to work (it helps that my kids are out of town!). I pulled up my Picasa and clicked back and forth between Picasa and Sarah's post until I was done with the header. This will change soon because my friend Lyndsey is going to take some pictures for me to add to my header, but I'm SO happy with the one I created.
Then I did the one thing I was terrified to do...I removed my blog design (thanks Joanna!). I decided I wanted just a white background to make my pictures pop. Now I can choose the extra large feature for posting pictures without it going off the page. I also increased the size of the picture of Rondell & the kids (though on my work computer Jamison is cut off a little...hmmm).
I would still like to come up with cute sidebar headers and I plan (uh oh, there's that word again) to do that this weekend.
Just this little thing has given me so much motivation. I am tired to being blah and just going with the flow...it is time to change. It is time to work with the Ultimate Planner.