Taking Care of My Spirit {31 Days of Self-Care}

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Welcome to Day 1 of my 2014 #Write31Days journey! If you are new here, you can read a little more about me in the sidebar. ;)

I figured the best place to get started in taking better care of myself is with Jesus. Time with Him is so important, and I know I feel better on the days I’ve spent time in His Word, than the days I do not. (Notice, I did not say my days go more smoothly.)

31 Days of Self-Care: Taking Care of My Spirit | AmyLovesIt.com #write31days

Yes, this pastor’s wife leaves something to be desired when she says she doesn’t always take time for God. One thing you will find with me is that I am a work-in-progress, and if you are looking for perfection, you will be sorely disappointed!

The first way I am taking care of my spirit is by beginning each day reading in the One Year Bible app. I have started before, but I didn’t finish. I decided to start over, and I think I’m about thirty days in. I like how this Bible app splits up the reading into a few chapters in the Old Testament, a few chapters in the New Testament, a bit from Psalm, and a few verses in Proverbs every day.

On October 6, I will start an additional Bible study with Hello Mornings. This will be my first time doing a Bible study as an online group, and I am really excited. I hope to share some of what I’m learning in that study in this forum.

I’m also not very mindful in my prayer time, and I would like to rectify that. I’m good at calling out to God when I need something, but not “bothering” Him when it is “something I can handle.” I’m one of those who does a lot simply because it’s easier to do myself. I’m hoping focusing on that for thirty-one days is going to change some of those bad habits!

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