After practice, I met with Linds and Jo and we continued our study in Romans (today was Romans 3). It was a great time of discussion and learning.
I walked to the store after practice to get a few things for supper tonight. This evening I made some chili! This was my first time making this overseas :) I finally found some chili powder, so I was good to go! I also made some chicken and cheese quesadillas and just plain cheese ones.
After supper I made some chocolate chip cookies. One of my teammates recently had meniscus surgery, and asked me today for some cookies, so I made some :)
I feel like this evening went by really fast! I also got to talk to Shannon (from AIA), and we had a great talk :) She-She thanks for praying at the end!!
Well, it is going on midnight here. Tomorrow we have morning practice consisting of shooting and lifting and then in the evening we have a friendly game with TED College (a division 2 team here in Ankara). Going to be a busy day!
P.S. No new news yet on the American our team signed!
Have a wonderful evening!!
Verses of the day:
Psalm 64:1-2 “Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy.”
God is ALWAYS there for us! How comforting to know that J. David continues to ask the Lord for protection and help the rest of the chapter. Being overseas is not always the easiest…sure there are even things that we legitimately could complain about. We can rest in the fact that the Lord has our back (vs. 7-8).
Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Wow how great is this verse! The Lord promises to us wisdom and understanding when we follow Him…who wouldn’t want that?
Colossians 2:6-7 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
I like this verse a lot! When we ask Jesus into our heart, the process has just begun! Daily we need to be grounded and “rooted” in Him. Daily we need to ask for His help! Thankfulness is something that I know a lot of times I don’t always put into practice, but something I should be living out daily. First and foremost I have a personal relationship with Jesus, I have a wonderful family, good health, the list goes on and on…What are you thankful for?
*Below is a devotional from “My Utmost For His Highest”
ARE YOU EXHAUSTED SPIRITUALLY?
"The everlasting God . . . fainteth not, neither is weary." Isaiah 40:28
Exhaustion means that the vital forces are worn right out. Spiritual exhaustion never comes through sin but only through service, and whether or not you are exhausted will depend upon where you get your supplies. Jesus said to Peter - "Feed My sheep," but He gave him nothing to feed them with. The process of being made broken bread and poured out wine means that you have to be the nourishment for other souls until they learn to feed on God. They must drain you to the dregs. Be careful that you get your supply, or before long you will be utterly exhausted. Before other souls learn to draw on the life of the Lord Jesus direct, they have to draw on it through you; you have to be literally "sucked," until they learn to take their nourishment from God. We owe it to God to be our best for His lambs and His sheep as well as for Himself.
Has the way in which you have been serving God betrayed you into exhaustion? If so, then rally your affections. Where did you start the service from? From your own sympathy or from the basis of the Redemption of Jesus Christ? Continually go back to the foundation of your affections and recollect where the source of power is. You have no right to say - "O Lord, I am so exhausted." He saved and sanctified you in order to exhaust you. Be exhausted for God, but remember that your supply comes from Him. "All my fresh springs shall be in Thee."