Refresh My Soul

Read Psalm 100 and record your favorite section of this passage

In verse 2 it says to come before the Lord with joyful songs. How have you been coming to the Lord lately?

It is good to be honest with God, but we must be careful that we don’t become whiners. There is nothing that aggravates my heart more than to hear whining and complaining, especially from my kids. I can’t help but think the Lord might feel same way. I have caught myself coming to Him simply with bad attitude. Is there anything you’ve been having a bad attitude about lately?

Even amid hardship, trials, and things that don’t go the way we want them to, we can find something to be joyful about.  My stretch marks story might be a silly example of this, but it makes this point. How did this perspective encourage you?

Read 2 Corinthians 9:13.

What must accompany our profession that Christ is our Lord?

Sometimes it is easier to be obedient in our actions than our attitude. Do you need to take an honest look at any of your mothering attitudes?

The prayer that changes everything, according to Stormie Omartian, is praise. Write a prayer of praise to God regarding being a mom.

“I will walk in my house with blameless heart” (Psalm 101:2).  This verse is both convicting and challenging to me. David, the author of this psalm, knew he would need God’s help to have a blameless heart. There are things he encourages us to avoid throughout Psalm 101. List those things here.

Interestingly enough, all the negative things listed in this psalm affect our attitude and our desire to praise God. Are you looking at TV shows or movies that are negative and dishonoring to God?  Are there people in your life who are dragging you down? Do you struggle with talking poorly about others? Are there areas of pride in your life? Take an honest evaluation of each of these questions and list your answers here.

What does it mean to walk in my house with a blameless heart?

Write your favorite line from the poem on page 137 and why it touched your heart.

 Taken from: The Bathtub is Overflowing But I Feel Drained. Copyright © 2006 by Lysa TerKeurst. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR.  Used by permission.

Lysa Terkeurst is a wife, mother of five, and the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She has appeared on many national broadcast programs, including Focus on the Family. She is the author of a number of books, including What Happens When Women Walk in Faith, and the coathor of A Woman's Secret to a Balanced Life.