Monday April 9th, 2018
Today’s scripture was all about us being a part of God’s family. One aspect that I really liked about it was the idea of not being ashamed to be a part of God’s family. Baptism is really a public declaration to show that you are proud to be a part of the family. I loved this because for many of us, we will freely talk about our families, what our parents do, what our siblings do, and our relationships with them. Yet when it comes to God’s family, we don’t want to talk about it. We don’t want to talk about the relationship we have with God or what is going on in our life with that. This seems so backwards, seeing as the family we have in God is the far more important family than the one we have with our biological families on earth.
Today’s verse: Revelation 1:8 (ESV) “I am the Alpha and the Omega says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.”
Today was a fairly decent day, just tiring. My eating went well up until the evening when I got home, which has been a recurring theme the last few days. Usually by the time I get home I am so tired and my willpower is stretched so thin that it is the time I am most susceptible to fail on diets and whatever else. So I really need to figure out a way that maximizes my chances for having a successful evening after I get off work. When I don’t work it’s not as much of a problem because I am nowhere near as tired in the evening. I have tomorrow off of work, so that will be good to help me get back on track.
Today at work I got to briefly pray with one of my co-workers who is having some heart troubles, it was really great because these things are helping me get back into sharing my faith.
What is always incredible to me is how it only takes a very short amount of time to completely ruin your day or completely screw up whatever struggle you’re working on overcoming. For instance, take dieting. You could be kicking butt on your diet for 23.5 hours in a day, but for 30 minutes you go wild and eat everything in sight, ruining that day of dieting. Not only does it ruin that day of dieting, but it has the potential to ruin however many more days of dieting that you allow. Because once you cave and go wild, it is easier the next day to go wild as well. The same thing happens in any of our sin struggles.
So a few days ago that happened with my diet and the residual effects of that were that these last few days have not been good. Because that initial screw up makes it easier to screw up again and again. Lasting however long it takes us to get back into the mentality we had, before the screw up.
So tomorrow I’ll use my day off to get back on track.
Thanks for reading!
God bless you!
Jesus loves you!
– Andrew Potter