Over the past year there is a lot to be thankful for. First and foremost, Finding God and learning to believe in him. I’m thankful for the family, for friends, and for all of you who read this blog.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
As we were reading during children’s bible studies today, my son came across a verse that really spoke to him.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
– 1 Samuel 16:7 NKJV
He read this and said to us, “If everyone in the world could do as God did, we’d all love each other.”
Remember when you were just a grunt? Perhaps you’re like me and still a grunt. For those of you in power, and I don’t mean political power so much as being a manager or supervisor in the workplace.
It’s important to remember that you deal with human people, not robots, and the way you treat those under you (or around you) really says it all about you.
If you are one who truly believes and follows the Word of God, then you will know that there is the cardinal rule “Do unto others as you have them do unto you”, but Proverbs 29:2 just reinforces that statement for us.
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die.
Proverbs 19:16 NKJV
I really didn’t want to stop working this evening, but I made the choice that God comes first.
16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
– 1 Peter 4:16
Just got asked why we worship on Saturday.
Leviticus 11:2-12 NKJV
“Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘These are the animals which you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth: Among the animals, whatever divides the hoof, having cloven hooves and chewing the cud—that you may eat. Nevertheless these you shall not eat among those that chew the cud or those that have cloven hooves: the camel, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the rock hyrax, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; the hare, because it chews the cud but does not have cloven hooves, is unclean to you; and the swine, though it divides the hoof, having cloven hooves, yet does not chew the cud, is unclean to you. Their flesh you shall not eat, and their carcasses you shall not touch. They are unclean to you. ‘These you may eat of all that are in the water: whatever in the water has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers—that you may eat. But all in the seas or in the rivers that do not have fins and scales, all that move in the water or any living thing which is in the water, they are an abomination to you. They shall be an abomination to you; you shall not eat their flesh, but you shall regard their carcasses as an abomination. Whatever in the water does not have fins or scales—that shall be an abomination to you.”
Just a bookmark for my future reference.
This morning was a very difficult morning. Morning devotion was disrupted by the screams of arguing kids upstairs, I forgot to put grounds in the coffee maker, so I poured myself a cup of hot water and the kids were late to school because I lost track of time.
On the way to work, I was planning on brightening up my morning by getting a nice cup of overpriced (decaf) Joe at Starbucks only to find that I left my money and credit card at home today. GRRRR…. Double Facepalm!
I finally managed to scoop up enough change to get a small coffee, and realized that I was acting like a crack addict! Was this one cup of coffee that important? Looking up, I decided to let God tell me what I actually needed. He gave me this:
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
– Psalms 37:4