Some of the Turkish girls were crying after the game, and that is when I was reminded about my hope in the Lord! It will be hard for a lot of the Turkish girls to move to another first division team. Whereas, being an American, it will not be difficult getting on another team for next season. I just ask for prayer that regardless of whether our team moves to second division or stays in first division, that we as a team would continue to stick together and play hard! It is important to finish strong, even if it doesn't show in the "Win" or "Loss" column.
I hope you all are doing well! It is hard to believe it is already March :) March is birthday month for me! This will be the first time that I am apart from my sister's during our birthday, so it will be a little different.
Well, I need to figure out what I am going to do for supper! Below are some things I got out of my devotional today :)
P.S. Also pray for Sha! She has had a bad migraine all day, and so she did not come to practice today.
Verses of the day:
Psalm 84:2 “My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”
How many of us can truly say we truly yearn for the Lord? It is my desire and prayer to yearn and seek after the Lordlike this!!
Psalm 84:10 “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.”
How true this verse is. I think about people who do not know the Lord, their day must be miserable. God is irresistible! It is our job though, to make known His name to those who are lost and in the dark.
Proverbs 1:7-8 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.”
I love these verses. I know the older I have become, the more I appreciate my parents! How many times do we think we know something when we really don’t? Discipline is essential to a child’s upbringing. I know there were times I got upset at my parents, but in the back of my mind I knew they were disciplining me because they loved me. It is the same way with the Lord, He does not like to discipline, but when it is needed He will. “Fools despise wisdom and discipline”…my prayer is that we realize when being disciplined, it is for a purpose. Discipline produces knowledge and insight!
My Utmost For His Highest – March 1st
THE UNDEVIATING JESUS"Lovest thou Me?" John 21:17
Peter declares nothing now (cf. Matthew 26:33-35). Natural individuality professes and declares; the love of the personality is only discovered by the hurt of the question of Jesus Christ. Peter loved Jesus in the way in which any natural man loves a good man. That is temperamental love; it may go deep into the individuality, but it does not touch the centre of the person. True love never professes anything. Jesus said - "Whosoever shall confess Me before men," i.e., confess his love not merely by his words, but by everything he does.
Unless we get hurt right out of every deception about ourselves, the word of God is not having its way with us. The word of God hurts as no sin can ever hurt, because sin blunts feeling. The question of the Lord intensifies feeling, until to be hurt by Jesus is the most exquisite hurt conceivable. It hurts not only in the natural way but in the profound personal way. The word of the Lord pierces even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, there is no deception left. There is no possibility of being sentimental with the Lord's question; you cannot say nice things when the Lord speaks directly to you, the hurt is too terrific. It is such a hurt that it stings every other concern out of account. There never can be any mistake about the hurt of the Lord's word when it comes to His child; but the point of the hurt is the great point of revelation.
God bless you ALL!!