Monday, November 29, 2010


Well, if you haven't noticed, the 30 days to Unlock the Bible series is being extended to encompass more than 30 days. After running into a wall born out of a combination of the impending holiday season and an increasing need to take the necessary time with the upcoming posts, I realize I am not accomplishing my goal on time.

The more I have invested in this series, the more I have experienced the need to spend time with my family. I have sensed such a growing desire to share God's truth with whatever audience he brings me, while at the same time becoming more convicted of my family commitments. It's as if the Lord has said, "Here is your dream; will you hand it back to me, allow me to hold it for you until the time is right?"

This weekend I visited with a relative who discovered I had studied piano for 14 years, but currently never play. "You know, you could pick it up again in just 30 minutes a day!" he responded enthusiastically.

I had a sudden vision of all the things I would do if I had 30 minutes a day. I am already working pretty hard to carve out 45 minutes a day to read through the Bible in 90 Days; to keep up with menu planning, grocery shopping, dishes, laundry, mopping, and vacuuming; to read to my baby whenever she wants; to run trains with my cowboy; to connect with my 8 year old daughter; to simply be emotionally available for my husband; to plan for the upcoming holiday season.

And in a moment of clarity I knew that all those things are my priorities that come before writing.

I don't always know what I do with all my time. I just know I already don't have enough of it. It is stretched thin. And I seem to have reached the point where my family, and my need for sleep, outweigh my drive to share a 30 day series in 30 days.

It will come. The second half of the series will resume soon. And I think it will be better for waiting.


  1. Thanks for sharing your heart Krista!

    God is glorified in you, as you obey His leading!

    {Lord, give Krista peace, rest, and clarity as she continues to follow your leading. You are in control even when we feel out of it. We praise you for how you are using Krista, and how you will continue to bring yourself glory through her.}

  2. I haven't been involved with your 30 day series but what I do know is that the Lord doesn't want you to put your family and other responsibilities before it ..... besides He wants you to enjoy and He will use it even if it is past the 30 days... What you wrote is very wise... Good for you... knowing what your boundries are .. that is what I am always juggling too and having to remind myself.

    Anne @

  3. right there with you my sister. Blessings, and peace. (and time!)


  4. I have often felt the same way. God won't take away the gift He's given you but might have to put it on pause. So hard to do :) Enjoy the time with your family and you will be refreshed and ready to tackle it all!

    I'm your newest follower from (In)courage. I am redoing my blog (new url and all) so it's a bit messy but stop by anyway! I am now following all of your media sources. God bless and have a wonderful holiday, celebrating the true reason for the season. Jesus is the gift!

    ♥ Mel


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