Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Return to the Lord

Return to the Lord, who will have mercy,
to our God, who will richly pardon.

Seek the Lord while he may be found, •
call upon him while he is near;

Let the wicked abandon their ways, •
and the unrighteous their thoughts;

Return to the Lord, who will have mercy; •
to our God, who will richly pardon.

‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, •
neither are your ways my ways,’ says the Lord.

‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, •
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

‘As the rain and the snow come down from above, •
and return not again but water the earth,

‘Bringing forth life and giving growth, •
seed for sowing and bread to eat,

‘So is my word that goes forth from my mouth; •
it will not return to me fruitless,

‘But it will accomplish that which I purpose, •
and succeed in the task I gave it.’

Isaiah 55.6-11

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Return to the Lord, who will have mercy,
to our God, who will richly pardon.

Daily our thoughts should turn to the Lord; to His sacrifice for us; to God's majesty and mercies which are too numerous to count. As we receive blessings we should remember that God will work in our lives in ways which we will not understand until later. Therefore we should be humble and accept what He does in our lives; and we should always be thankful for His sacrifice for us.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

My faults

While it's easy to focus in pseudonymous writing on the ways in which I have sorted myself out, I will presently lay myself open and acknowledge but a few of my faults. May God help me as I strive to be a better man.

I am at times..

Prideful and arrogant.
Quick to judge. 
Lustful of women other than my wife.
Quick to anger. 
Unappreciative of all that I have. 
Difficult to please. 


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Be sober, be vigilant

Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil is prowling round like a roaring lion, seeking for someone to devour. Resist him, strong in the faith.

1 Peter 5.8,9

What tempts you most? What inflates your ego?

There he dwells.