It is new habit for me, to constantly be seeking the Lord at every moment with the daily task before me. I am talking in every area too. For example, I wake up and I pray for wisdom and discernment on what should I wear. If I wear honestly what I want, I might get a better suntan, but most likely offend the people and culture around me. So, I choose the better and energy is taken...
Then I go to think about my kids schooling for the day and I pray for wisdom and discernment so they learn what they need to know for the test they need to take. As I make those choices, energy leaves me a bit as it is new for me to be responsible for their learning.
When we take a trip into town I pray for wisdom and discernment as to who we interact with and are they muslim/Christian, nice and just looking at us because we are very different looking or is there something else going on behind their faces that I just don't know yet?
We go to our new home and I pray for wisdom and discernment as to which items on our "punchlist" (a word my husband taught me) should be taken care of first, what is more valuable... personally, I want a super cute bedroom, one that feels safe and close and warm and inviting, but then I realize we should probably take care of things like a fridge, stove/oven and get some water in there, and again, energy slips by me again.
Wisdom and Discernment is prayed for each and every time we meet someone within the ministry as to the type of relationship this should take on, one of just frienship? one with purpose? one that is enjoyable? Do I share real thoughts or just communicate what is safe and I know okay to share?
When I blog or email, I pray for wisdom and discernment as to what is appropriate to share, do we share real needs? do I share in a really "Christian way" -we all know what I mean by that right? Do I share exactly what I am feeling and thinking?
So many decisions in the day that used to be familiar and are no longer. I realize that as today it takes energy from me to do so much seeking....... "tomorrow" it will eventually become familiar and then it takes me to a place of wow, I really have stopped praying for wisdom and discernment in my everyday tasks.... A place honestly, I guess I don't want to be, right? OR will it be something like what takes energy today because it is an effort, maybe "tomorrow" won't take energy because it has become a part of my daily Christ-like life? That is what I want to happen...... That prayer and discernment become a part of what the make-up of Corrie Guckenberger really is..... and her whole family! That is fun, huh?