As I always do on Fridays, I take a moment to thank God for at least 5 highlights that graced my past week.
1. Last Saturday, our church hosted a neighborhood barbecue. We had some visitors come. There was good food and fellowship. The weather was awesome. Thank you, Lord!
2. In fact, I have to give God praise about the weather. It was predicted to be a week of sweltering temps but really the last two days have been marvelous. A gorgeous summer day is a beautiful thing and I praise Him for it!
3. I'm thankful to have a job I love. This week went very well. On one particular day, I crossed everything off my to-do list, but one task. I'm not sure what I will do if the day ever comes that the list is completely crossed off. I guess it will be time to set new goals.
4. I heard a good word at bible study this week. Bro. Chapman filled in for Pastor and asked us what we think God wants from us. Most of us felt God wanted obedience. Obedience is important, no doubt, but Bro. Chapman pointed out God wants us to believe Him. Abraham believed, and, even though he messed up and took matters into his own hands, God still counted his belief in God as righteousness. Why, Abraham is even called the friend of God!
This really spoke to me. Of course, I want to be obedient but often feel I fall short. I will still strive for being a "doer of the word." Somehow, knowing I believe - I've always believed no matter what came my way - comforts me, because I know my belief will be accounted for righteousness, too. I believe God and believe every word He inspired in Scripture.
5. Quote of the week:
"... our present life is to be lived with our eternal life in mind (See 1 Corinthians 3:11-15).,,, David Jeremiah, Turning Point Devotional, 07/24/14Most of what we worry about here on earth won't matter a bit in eternity!
And so ends another week on the Journey. Oh, before I go, here is a picture thought to leave with you: