How has everyone been doing lately? Today it was Saint's Day here, so everything was shut down including grocery stores. Here is what I found online about the Holiday:
We had the morning off from practice and then practiced once this evening.
Tomorrow we play our third Euroleague game against Familia Schio (from Italy) at home at 5:45 p.m. which is 12:45 p.m. EST because we switched our clocks back on Sunday. From the looks of things, it looks like the game will be on TVP Sport, so if you are free at that time, feel free to check it out.
Tonight I am just going to be relaxing around the apartment which will be nice to do :). I hope you all have a wonderful evening ahead. I will let you know how the game goes tomorrow.
Verse of the Day:
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.— Exodus 20:2-3 (NIV)
"Thoughts on Today's Verse...The order of obedience is always the same: God reveals himself, God blesses us, and then God asks us to respond. In other words, God blesses us first, and then asks us to obey. God is all powerful and supreme. He could demand our obedience just because of who he is, but he doesn't. He has chosen to reveal himself to us through Scripture, through nature, and through his acts of salvation. He wants us to know him and respond to him. Our obedience may be difficult. Our call to obey may sometimes be hard for us to understand. However, we know it comes from a Father who has paid an enormous price to redeem us and who has already proven himself faithful."
My Utmost For His Highest:
“Most of us collapse at the first grip of pain. We sit down at the door of God’s purpose and enter a slow death through self-pity. And all the so-called Christian sympathy of others helps us to our deathbed. But God will not. He comes with the grip of the pierced hand of His Son, as if to say, “Enter into fellowship with Me; arise and shine.” If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking yours?”
This is pretty amazing. I think sometimes it is easy to have a self-pity party. It could be because nothing seems to be going right, we are sick, we are tired, there was a tragedy, and you can fill in the blank. What is our perspective when things aren’t going well? Wouldn’t it be amazing if we were routinely able to thank the Lord for not only the good times in our lives but also the bad.
James 1:2-4 says, “Dear brothers and sisters,when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing."