40 Days – Day 20

Your conscious. That gut feeling. That instinct.

It’s a God given gift to help guide you through this journey of life. Think about the times you slowed down to listen to what your conscious was telling you. Did you listen to it? Do you regret listening to it? I’m willing to bet that if you slowed down and actually listened, and then acted on that voice–you don’t regret the decision you made. Why? Phillipians 4:19 tells us “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” God gifted us with our conscious so that we can become the best-versions-of-ourselves. And we are striving to become the best version, God is meeting our needs. Jesus is giving us His salvation. And that is glorious.

Strive to live an authentic life. Become undivided. Become YOU. The gifts and treasures that await you are so profound you can even imagine them. Today, Matthew Kelly poses this: “You want to live an authentic life? Start listening to your conscience. The more you listen to it, the stronger it gets. The more you obey it, the more you live with it, the more you partner with it, collaborate with it, the stronger it gets. And the stronger it gets, the easier it is to hear.

To live an authentic life, to know you’re living an authentic life, to know that you’re doing your best—not that you’re perfect, but to know that you are working very, very hard to live an authentic life—is an amazing thing. And it’s a reward unto itself.”

So, each day, take a step back from the crazy, nonstop, loud world, and enter the classroom of silence. Your conscious is there waiting for you.If you do nothing else in this lifetime, learn to listen to the gentle voice within you. It is backed by your beliefs, and your beliefs give your life perspective and guidance. What do you believe?

I believe that my God is an awesome God. He does not break his promises.

I believe that I am abundantly blessed in family and friends.

I believe that it is my job to raise my little monsters to be the very best-versions-of-themselves that I can. They are only on loan to me from our Maker and I need to do the best I can with these precious gifts He has bestowed upon me.

I believe a smile and a kind word or action go a long, long way.

I believe that I am truly meant to be happy and get the very best from this life.

I believe that deep down, this world is a truly good place and that everyone just wants to be loved and accepted.

I believe our Church is the center of our foundation, the base of our connection with Jesus.

I believe that working hard results in playing hard, and there is nothing more perfect than that.

Day 20: JOY and GRATITUDE

So. I’m a boy mom. Every living thing in this house is a boy, including my dog. I’m severely outnumbered.

But come April, I get to bring a princess into our family. I am so very excited and I cannot wait to give this baby all the puppy snuggles and kisses she deserves.

Meet Peyton Rhey. Finally, I won’t be the ONLY girl in this house of crazy!

XOXO.