Last night was a tough game. We ended up losing by 20. It is with losses like that, that you can glean from your mistakes and try to improve the next time you step out on the court. With the game of basketball, there is always something you can be working on in order to get better :).
Today was a long day of travel. We woke up at 8:00 a.m. and had breakfast (7:00 a.m. Polish time). We were supposed to leave the hotel at 8:30, but the bus driver did not show up until about 9:00 a.m. Our flight was scheduled to leave at 10:00 a.m. to get back to Poland, but because of well-known Istanbul traffic, we did not make it to the airport until noon. We were stuck in traffic for about 3 hours. Thankfully we were taking private jets, so we didn't have to wait to long to get up in the air once we got their and got our passports stamped.
The trip home was relatively smooth. We did hit some turbulence as we came close to landing in Wroclaw, but we survived :). We have the rest of today off, and then tomorrow we have 2 practices. We have also had a week off from language school, because our teacher was sick, so we will be starting that back up tomorrow.
Our game got switched from Saturday to Sunday. Another little monkey wrench to work in there. I have a friend coming in on Sunday, and it was going to work out great, to play on Saturday and then be able to go and pick her up on Sunday. Well, that has now changed, so it won't be the original plan, but we will get things figured out. That is what happens when you are overseas, you learn to be flexible. We have an away game that we are driving to, so we will leave Saturday and come back Sunday night after the game. Pray for strength and safety this weekend. The trip to Turkey was pretty grueling on our bodies, but thankfully our coach is pretty understanding when it comes to rest. We have a quick turnaround though as we are here tomorrow and then head back out Saturday.
Verse of the day from yesterday and today:
“Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the Lord. You will be rewarded for this; your hope will not be disappointed.”
We may get ridiculed, made fun of, and laughed at for being a Christian down on this earth, but we have in store for us an eternal reward that far outweighs any temporary pleasures a person may experience while on this earth. Sin will eventually get us – it is what separates us from having a relationship with the Lord. So, when every you may feel like you are missing out because you chose not to do something that you know isn’t pleasing to the Lord, remember who you are striving to serve! Our goal on this earth is to bring honor and glory to the Lord.
My Utmost For His Highest
“The central point of the kingdom of Jesus Christ is a personal relationship with Him, not public usefulness to others.”
WOW! This is great J I have seen in today’s society people who give of themselves to the extent that they sacrifice their relationship with the Lord. We must never shove our quiet time with the Lord to the side at the expense of helping others. Yes, it is important to help others, but we must keep our priorities in focus. When we do that, service will come as a result. The Lord will place us in areas to be used by Him and bring Him glory and honor.
“A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.”
Wisdom is not easy to come by, but we must strive to get it! As this verse says, it is more valuable than wealth itself.
My Utmost For His Highest
“Receive Jesus Christ to become sanctification for you by absolute, unquestioning faith, and the great miracle of the atonement of Jesus will become real in you.”
There will be an outward evidence of our inward change when we ask the Lord to be Lord of our life.