I don't like to be told what to do. Don't believe me? Ask anyone who has ever been in a position of authority in my life. Go ahead...ask. I'll wait.
Yeah...that's what I thought.
Seriously...I even have trouble strictly following a recipe! I always want to tweak it a little here or there. Even with recipes that were great to begin with! I guess I just figure there's probably a way to make it even better! And sometimes I'm right!
Sometimes I'm dead wrong.
So how strangely fortuitous that I should stumble upon this blog challenge just about the time it was becoming all-too-clear that I need to clean house in the character-and-attitude department...and the relationship department...and the personal-and-spiritual disciplines department...
OK...pretty much the whole department store!
Honestly, I have been excited about this project ever since I bumped into it on Pinterest! I think it's going to be fun, and I'm hoping to see some other bloggers and facebookers join in! It'll be a hoot to get a pictorial glimpse into one another's lives!
But I'm also thinking that it's going to go a long way toward forcing me to be more faithful to keeping up with the blog. I just HATE to fail publicly...so knowing I have announced my plans to post a picture every day for 29 days will (hopefully) keep me accountable!
Please feel free to nag and goad me!
On a deeper level, though, I'm going to use this month of extended direction-following to serve as a daily reminder that I need to stop, assess, follow the Directions, listen, serve, speak, and love with an intentionality of focus.
And just to be extra sure I keep my focus in focus, I'm posting a copy of the February Photo a Day challenge on the refrigerator...because I may not be perfectly disciplined in many areas, but I don't seem to have trouble remembering to eat!
I can't wait to start this month together!
Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy:
"It takes more than bread to stay alive.
It takes a steady stream of words from God's mouth."
Matthew 4:4 (The Message)