So, tonight I along with one of my Turkish teammates ordered in Domino's pizza. I am not a big fan of the kind of meat that they use over here, so I ordered a veggie (mushroom, corn, olives, and mushrooms) pizza and it was great...the corn was actually good!
Then after supper I went over some zone plays for Lyndra. One of the assistant coaches pulled me aside and told me that I needed to be responsible for helping her learn the plays and stuff. So, I wrote most of the plays out (diagrams and writing).
I then talked with Jo and Dila for a couple of hours. I finally got in my room around 11:30 p.m. It is now going on 1:00 a.m., so this blog won't be too long. I hope you all are doing well! We have two practices again tomorrow :)
Verses of the day:
Psalm 71:5 “For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.”
I really like this verse. It reminded me of how thankful I need to be to have been able to grow up in an AMAZING Christian home. My parents instilled in me from a young age the importance of keeping God # 1 in my life. My parents were great examples to my siblings and me. They sacrificed so many things so that we could have Christian education growing up, they even homeschooled us for 4 years, which I loved as well. I came to know Jesus at the age of 5, and can honestly say, that my confidence does ultimately come from the Lord!!
Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”
This verse is pretty self-explanatory. Success has different meanings to different people. A person can be successful on the basketball court, but where I think success really matters is do we have a relationship with the Lord? The Lord has a perfect plan for each and every one of our lives. If we choose to follow after Him, we will be successful. Following the Lord is not always easy at times, and sometimes we will be humbled and can even be beaten down by those around us, but TRUE SUCCESS is ultimately and solely accomplished by following the Lord!
James 3:17 “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
Look at all of the things we can gain from the Lord; when we seek Him with all of our heart, soul, and mind. We are able to be: “peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.” Left to ourselves, we can never display the character traits above, but with God’s help we can be a shining light for Him to those around us.