As I was waking up this morning, God was already to do business with me. I knew it. I could feel it. But it was a good thing. There is something that tends to work in my heart upon rising. If I am silent enough, and embrace it, it usually seems like a wonderful idea.
My "project" for this week in my "Less is More" motto, is going to be less of me ~ literally. No, not weight. Less of my voice.
See, I have a deep strong desire to use less of "ME" to influence my children, and work in my home and more of HIM and His truth. We can tend to be a loud family, and lately that has really bothered me. Not loud as in mean, but well a family of 5 living in 900square feet, tends to get a bit... well.. overwhelming. Our home is paid for however, and I truly feel like I want to make our home a haven, rather then just a place to hang our hat (or purse in my daughter, and my case). Too often I will raise my voice to call a child, rather then go to where they are to get their attention. It was just 'easier". Too often, I raised my voice to get the attention I needed to make a point when disciplining, yet.. did I really?
I am going to document my tactics and the reactions of the children, and the feel of our home this week to be able to share how things changed. This is going to be hard for me, but I really need to be soft spoken. I feel it within me that i need to be softer spoken. I like when God works within my heart, and gives me the desires that HE desires for us. God is so good, and I am excited to find all the ways He is going to use my life for His Glory!
So, if your interested in my "Less is More" journey, check back on Saturdays! I will update what has occurred during the week, and what I will be working on for the next week. I encourage to join me, if the Lord is leading you to that. If not, then I ask that you be my cheerleader! Some of the things that I will face this week is going to be difficult. Not only am I planning on being soft spoken in my room, but in the classroom, in the grocery store, every where I may go.