Well, today was a long day for me. I spent most of it trying to stay awake and keep my head on straight at work. I’m not feeling so great…praying that it passes soon. It’s so hard to work all day when you aren’t feeling well; but that’s just part of being a grown-up! Hopefully I will get a lot of rest tonight. My mom is feeling good so I am thankful for that. Already praying for her chemo next Tuesday. Also on the prayer request and health front, my dad has surgery next Friday. He met with the surgeon today and found out he has two hernias. I am hoping I can get the day off to be there with him and my mom; also praying that my mom will feel alright that day since she will have had chemo that Tuesday. Lots of health stuff going on around here…but God is good and everything will work out the way it is supposed to!
I don’t have much else to update on from today…just worked till 5:15 and I have been laying on the couch since then. I really don’t like being sick! I like to be up and doing things or at least choosing when to sit and relax; I don’t like being confined to the couch. I like being busy more now than I used to, so I wish I could be getting things done (because I definitely have a list of things to do) or going out somewhere to be with people.
Thought: pride allows Satan to attack much easier. Humility is such an important part of following God. It submits to His authority and lets the Spirit work through you. Doing this protects against the devil’s schemes and from being deceived by him. To be humble, I must subject myself to elders and the Lord; I need to remember I don’t have it all together, I am not the authority, and place Christ as the focus of my affection, thoughts, and life. 1 Peter also reminds me that I will suffer a while here, but I can face the struggles with humility and trust in Him and live with the hope of promised eternal glory…and God’s promises are sure. He keeps EVERY promise He has made. It’s easy to forget that since we so often humanize Him; He is bigger and better than everything. Humbly submit to Him and He will perfect and strengthen you…praise God!
You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 5:5-11