For lunch today, I made some cream of broccoli soup that was delicious! I was given a Turkish cookbook to use for a little bit, so I am trying to make some of the different recipes that sounds good. Today was a perfect day for soup, because it has been rainy and cold the entire day. Let me say, the recipe did not disappoint at all! I thought it was good, and I also had great feedback from Linds and Jo who ate some as well.
I want to refer back to a blog I wrote a few days ago after our game against Kayseri. As I mentioned in that blog, so many of the girls were extremely disappointed from the loss. Don’t get me wrong, I was bummed that we lost, but my disappointment was only temporary. You see, as a follower of Christ, we are called to higher standards. My job happens to be a basketball player. For others of you, you work a typical 9-5 job, you teach, you work in an office, etc. The Lord calls us to give our absolute BEST in whatever area or field we are working in.
Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
For me, when I step out on the basketball floor, I am looking at it as an opportunity to give a praise performance to the Lord!! With God’s help, I want to be able to give 110% while I am out there. When I walk off the floor, whether I win or lose, I will know that I have given it my best FOR the Lord. The Lord knows and sees each and every one of our hearts. It ultimately doesn’t matter in God’s eyes whether or not I win my game, or lose it. If I walk off the court after a win with a prideful heart, that is not good. If I step off of the court knowing that I gave it my all, that is what matters. The Lord is calling each one of us to serve Him! I challenge you to remember, that whatever you do, make sure your attitude and motives are correct. Some questions to ponder: Who do you serve? Who are you working for? Why do you do what you do? How is your attitude? I realize that we need to work in order to provide for family, and ourselves but ultimately it is the Lord who deserves any and everything that we receive. Our accomplishments need to be diverted from us and reverted back to the Lord!
Thank you Lord for giving us the opportunity to serve you J. Help us to keep the right perspective, and remember that it is you who we serve!
Verse of the day:
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 10:31