PART 2Yesterday, I told about how our family lived the hurry scurry lifestyle and never seemed to find a balance on the fulcrum called life. If, you missed that post you can click
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Our life as a whole was busy, and trying to keep our balance never seemed to happen. We sought to have a balance, hoping that harmony would also come with that balance. Yet, it seemed the formula that we would apply never changed us completely....
We remained busy!
Our children were getting older and the Lord continued to bless us and add more children to our quiver. Arthur and I became burdened that we weren't doing something right, but we couldn't figure out what exactly it was that we were lacking.
We homeschooled, we were very active in church, went on mission trips, our children had loads of outside activities...choir, music, sports, etc. We ate dinner together most nights, prayed before meals, and at bedtime prayed with our children...so what was missing?
Arthur and I felt the Lord telling us to attend a Family/Homeschool
encouragement weekend in Anaheim CA. put on by the Maxwell Family of Titus 2.We booked a flight, hired a sitter for our children, and packed up baby Wesley and off we went to California for the weekend.......
This type of thing was totally out of character for us, and we truly had no idea what a work the Lord was going to in us that weekend.
The Maxwell family spoke straight forward all weekend, backing their words up with scripture. Often times what they said hit a nerve....you know that nerve of 'Oh I already knew that but I'm not doing it'...yes, that nerve!
Several of the sessions Teri Maxwell gave to the ladies I thought , wow, she knows just how I feel. Then she would give practical ways to help you with the situation, all pointing to our need to be in God's word!
Arthur went to several other sessions put on by Steve Maxwell for the men.
The session that hit home for Arthur was the session on Family Bible Time, Arthur walked away convicted but also on fire and encouraged!
Arthur stated on that day that when we returned home he would be starting a family Bible time. And that is just what he did upon our return home.
We began the next day after arriving home, and haven't missed a day since then. As a family we began to dig into God's Word, and to pray together as a whole family seeking one accord.
Little by little the Lord began to open our eyes to our many short comings,
and He began to refine us in a way that we didn't even know existed or even thought possible.
This is when we began to see harmony, and the balancing on the fulcrum started to seem like less of a daunting task.
Because we started to give God our first each morning,
we began to know Him in a deeper richer way from being in His word,
and our family started to see one another in a completely different light...
Harmony was upon us!
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This is a wonderful DVD produced by Franklin Springs Media.
If your family doesn't have a family Bible/Worship time
or doesn't know how to start having one this DVD is a great source of help.
We highly recommend all families join in a time of Bible study/Worship each day.
It doesn't take a theologian or scholar to lead the time of Bible/Worship
all it takes is a family to come together as one!
Family Bible time and worship set our family on the road to harmony,
But what about simplicity?
Well, simplicity started to happen after the harmony which was set in motion from being in the Lord's word daily as a family.
Next post I'll share about that simplicity....
and how the balance on the fulcrum of life seems to come natural now.
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