I had kind of gotten out of the habit of doing my devotions every day. But, this past week - I have really been trying to get better and to make more of an effort to spend some time with my Father. I've learned that being more Christ-like is something that you really have to work towards. I know, I know - it's a pretty basic thing. However, I often do my devotions, pray that I will "do better," and then sit back and wait for God to work. Silly, right?
I just finished reading Creative Counterpart by Linda Dillow (given to me by Shawn's mom for Christmas), and one of the first topics that came up was how we can't just sit back and "let God work." Of course, He will work in us and through us, but it is up to us as well. If I want to be a Godly woman and a Godly wife, it is going to take hard work and an honest effort on my part.
While I am excited to start this next chapter of my life, I am also intimidated by it. But, I know that I am where God wants me to be right now and I know that He will help me and guide me through everything that is coming my way (lots of stress - lol).