If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.— Psalm 139:9-10 (NIV)
Thoughts on Today's Verse...I guess for those who find themselves in places they shouldn't be, the abiding presence of God might be a bit terrifying. But I find great comfort in knowing that no matter where I go, from the moment of my conception to the day of my death, God is always there. He is there to guide me and sustain me. Even when I'm in places I am not supposed to be, doing things I am not supposed to do, he is still there. I can turn to him in repentance and receive his grace. I can turn to him in need and receive his strength. I can turn to him and know I am not alone.
My Utmost For His Highest:
Service is what I bring to the relationship and is the reflection of my identification with the nature of God. Service becomes a natural part of my life. God brings me into the proper relationship with Himself so that I can understand His call, and then I serve Him on my own out of a motivation of absolute love. Service to God is the deliberate love-gift of a nature that has heard the call of God.
Our Daily Bread:
God’s Word is like headlights in dark times. It is full of promises we need to keep us from driving our lives into the ditch of bitterness and despair. His Word promises that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). His Word assures us that He knows the plans He has for us, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give us “a future and a hope” (Jer. 29:11). And He tells us that our trials are there to make us better, not bitter (James 1:2-4).
So the next time you feel as if you’re driving in the dark, remember to trust your headlights—God’s Word will light your way.
I am also having to juggle classes, so that is keeping me busy as well! I hope you all are doing well. We have 2 practices tomorrow, one on Wednesday, and then we head out on Thursday to travel up to Samsun who we play on Saturday. We then will have two more games next week, as we complete another week of three games.
Also, I found out over the weekend that my sisters will be able to come to Turkey!! I am so excited that it worked out for them to come :) I can't wait!!
Here is a link to some pictures I took during All-Star Break:
Have a wondeful week ahead!