What aspect of God's character stands out to you most right now?
For me, it's His victorious nature. I've been reading through the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles and have been continually built up by all the times that the LORD won the battles of His people. And the other times when He let their enemies win because of the Israelites' disobedience.
Why do I keep trying to live this life on my own?
"For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." He provides the growth not only to obey but also to want to obey!
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1. The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian .
3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
5. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
6. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.
7. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
8. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
11. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
12. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'
13. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.
14. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'
15. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.
16. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
17. A backward poet writes inverse.
18. In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.
19. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.
20. If one studies at three different school does that keep the mind wandering?
In a little over two weeks, I'll have my own picture of the Striding Edge that you see below! WOOHOO!!!!
It's such a small thing in the big scheme of my life, but the recent flight ban in Europe has had me very down since it's now up in the air if Pop
and I will get to take our hike in England as we'd planned. I'm having a very hard time getting excited about it and even more, preparing for it.
But at the same, my eyes are opening to the wonderful opportunity God is handing me to trust Him more, to more fully acknowledge His absolute control over the world and my life, and to put a two-week trip into the right perspective of the big picture. It's a hard lesson, but it's definitely helping me to try to redefine my priorities. In the end, this trip has always only been if the Lord wills! (And who knows? We've still got eight days - it may still be in His will that we go! Or go later. No sense in borrowing trouble before it happens. That's my new mantra.)