Sunday, April 12, 2009

Birthday Countdown: Day Twelve

Mrs. Routt asked: "Besides the obvious - trusting Christ as your Savior - how have/do you cultivate your relationship with your Savior?"

What a great question to fall on Easter?!

Well.... I guess one thing I do is to attend and be involved at our church, Graceland. God is always showing us new ways we can serve and work to be proactive toward leading others to Him through music, teaching, and small groups.

And, speaking of small groups... that is really the BIGGEST thing that helps me with my daily relationship.

I am not by nature a disciplined person..whether it be diet, exercise, chores, just doesn't come easily to me. So it makes sense that this also plays into my daily routine of "practicing the fundamentals" of daily prayer and quiet time with God. This is where the accountability and fellowship of a small group comes in. I cherish each time I am given the opportunity to join in a Bible study. I have joined one that was for "Moms" for "couples" for "just girls," etc. They have all been placed in the perfect moment of time in my life when I needed it the most.
Right now I am in two small groups. One is a book club for girls at our church and we are reading "Believing God" by Beth Moore. We get to discuss and pray and just fellowship together. It is more of an intimate group where we truly bear one another's burdens. I have made some great friends and learned so much from the ladies of all ages that are in our book club.

The other is a group going through Beth Moore's "Esther" study. It is more of a study that gets me to doing my homework kind of thing.

I gain so much from these groups and the time I spend each week preparing and studying to be ready to meet with them is really what keeps me on my toes.

Is it bad that I need those things to make me do what I am supposed to do? What do you think?

Thanks for that question Mrs. Routt. Good one!

Tomorrow I will answer a question from The Duke Family: How did you and Corey meet, and how long were you together before you got engaged, married, and had your first precious baby?


Anonymous said...

What a joy to read your response! I am truly blessed to see your journey with God. Be blessed!
Mrs. R

Andy's Bethy said...

I just wanted to say that I am really really liking this birthday countdown.
These questions have been fabulous, and your responses are deep and thought out.
Good writing Carrie. Good asking, people who know Carrie.
I am looking forward to the next couple of weeks. Keep up the good work!

Karen said...

Wonderful answer...again! It is so wonderful that God is blessing you and your family at Graceland while you all are blessing others!

In answer to your question, "No"! We all need more accountability and support for different areas in our lives. You have done very well....much better than I have ever done, that's for sure....