I did this all day today through every transition of my day. What a difference! I have always dedicated my day to God or asked him for his protection, guidance, etc. However, I have never pictured Jesus in that capacity, training me as a disciple as I go through my daily routine.
I'm telling you, it changed my day! This was the most peaceful and disciplined day I have ever had. Consciously asking Jesus to show me the ropes before I transitioned into each phase of my day kept me open to his instruction and "whispers" and it was awesome.
The sugar battle (HUGE battle ) was even easy to conquer. I was leaving the store and my usual route home takes me past two Starbucks (mocha frapps, baby!). I was going to give in, but when I got to the parking lot exit, because I asked him to show me what to do and how before I left to go to the store, I was open to his prompting to turn right instead of my usual left. That way still took me home, but without passing a Starbucks.
He also worked with me on consistently and lovingly disciplining my children. He showed me how and where to stop and train them, or even to love on them a little longer. I saw my children respond differently to each other and to me. My house was peaceful, which is not the norm for this boy house.
He even showed me where I needed to make adjustments in my day and homeschooling curriculum. These were decisions I had been struggling with in my own strength, but were easily settled when I allowed him to lead. He also led me to spur of the moment acts of service to others. It was amazing.
I will definitely do it again tomorrow. And the next day. And the next! I'm ready to follow where and how Jesus leads me. Where He leads me I will follow.
I'll go with Him.
All the way.