Wow, yay for Sunday! I am so looking forward to being able to worship with a body of believers when I go back to the States in 6 months, but until then thank you Lord for technology that allows me to be able to watch and listen to pretty much any sermon or message that I want to.
This morning I went and got some extra shots up with a couple of my teammates which was awesome. Then I went and did a little bit of extra cardio and some abs. I then came home and took a nap and then headed to evening practice. Practice went well again which was awesome!
Tonight we had an impromptu "Mexican night" at a couple of my teammates house. We made some chicken and cheese quesadillas and then Jacqui made some homemade guacamole, so it was a lot of fun. I am glad it worked out to be able to do that.
The rest of the evening I plan to relax :)!!!
November 3rd - "Jesus Calling"
Every time something thwarts your plans or desires, use that as a reminder to communicate with Me. This practice has several benefits. The first is obvious: Talking with Me blesses you and strengthens our relationship. Another benefit is that disappointments, instead of dragging you down, are transformed into opportunities for good. This transformation removes the sting from difficult circumstances, making it possible to be joyful in the midst of adversity.
Begin by practicing this discipline in all the little disappointments of daily life. It is often these minor setbacks that draw you away from My Presence.When you reframe setbacks as opportunities, you find that you gain much more than you have lost. It is only after much training that you can accept major losses in this positive way. But it is possible to attain the perspective of the apostle Paul, who wrote: Compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus, I consider everything I once treasured to be as insignificant as rubbish.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.