I have enjoyed having the afternoon to relax. I had Bible Study with Linds and Jo. We had a great time of discussion. Then I listened to the Sunday message from Thomas Road, and took a nap. Around 5:00 I walked to a nearby store with one of my teammates. When we came back from the store we made some dinner. I baked some chicken breasts and then boiled some corn and potatoes. The meal hit the spot and tasted delicious.
Right now I am drinking some tea, and typing my blog. Tomorrow we have one practice and film! I hope everyone is doing well. It is hard to believe another week has gone by.
Verses of the day:
Psalm 103”1-5 “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renews like the eagle’s.”
WOW! Look at all the things the Lord offers to those who believe in Him. The amazing thing is, we are not worthy, but because of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, we can be counted worthy on the Day of Judgment; not by any of our power or works, but because of Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 20:11 “Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.”
The Lord is the ultimate judge. As children, there comes a time where we reach the age of accountability. Jesus sees our thoughts and our actions on a daily basis.
Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
How powerful is the WORD? AMAZING!! You think about a sword or a knife, and how sharp those weapons are. The Lord will reach any and every person that He wants to. It is also hard for me to grasp sometimes that He sees everything that is going on. Imagine if you had the capability to watch a person’s every move. Keeping track of one person would be busy...imagine watching over everyone! How awesome our God is J.
*I really enjoyed the entry from "My Utmost For HIs Highest" today!!
March 19, 2010 – My Utmost For His Highest
Abraham’s Life of Faith
He went out, not knowing where he was going —Hebrews 11:8
“Living a life of faith means never knowing where you are being led. But it does mean loving and knowing the One who is leading. It is literally a life of faith, not of understanding and reason—a life of knowing Him who calls us to go. Faith is rooted in the knowledge of a Person, and one of the biggest traps we fall into is the belief that if we have faith, God will surely lead us to success in the world.
The final stage in the life of faith is the attainment of character, and we encounter many changes in the process. We feel the presence of God around us when we pray, yet we are only momentarily changed. We tend to keep going back to our everyday ways and the glory vanishes. A life of faith is not a life of one glorious mountaintop experience after another, like soaring on eagles’ wings, but is a life of day—in and day—out consistency; a life of walking without fainting (see Isaiah 40:31). It is not even a question of the holiness of sanctification, but of something which comes much farther down the road. It is a faith that has been tried and proved and has withstood the test. Abraham is not a type or an example of the holiness of sanctification, but a type of the life of faith—a faith, tested and true, built on the true God. "Abraham believed God. . ." (Romans 4:3).
_____________________________________________________________________The Purpose Driven Life – Day 27
Point to Ponder: “There is always a way out.”
Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13b
“Spiritually, your mind is your most vulnerable organ. To reduce temptation, keep your mind occupied with God’s Word and other good thoughts. You defeat bad thoughts by thinking of something better. This is the principle of replacement.”
“Don’t repress it; confess it! Don’t conceal it; reveal it. Revealing our feeling is the beginning of healing.” p. 213
I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT WEEKEND!! :) GOD BLESS!