Monday, July 27, 2009
Just a few things that have been rolling around in my brain between church, laundry, packing up kids for camp again, and study of the Word.
Nostalgia: A bad memory and a good imagination. Don't live in the past, live for today. Do not glorify the past and risk today.
Pride leads to impatience, which leads to anger, which leads to foolishness.
Suffering is a skilled teacher. How do I view suffering? As destroying or perfecting? It's easier to be crabby about it and see it as destroying. (Reminds me of the #1 way to make your wife crabbier a couple of weeks ago...Quote to her the note she posted on her bulletin board "Crabby people are crabby because they don't delight in God" before she has even had her coffee:)Knowledge is made perfect through suffering.
Hebrews 5:8~[Jesus himself] learned obedience from what He suffered.Since you call on a Father who judges each man's work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear. 1st Peter 1:17. Hmmm... am I living my life like that?
And, be careful how you allow others to shape and mold you. Live your convictions of God and stand on His word. One day we will be meeting Him. Be open to hear His voice and walk where He leads you, which means giving up our plans, and being vulnerable to Him.
Back to the never ending laundry pile.