“…The great evangelist D. L. Moody once said, “If I take care of my character, God will take care of my reputation.” Moody makes a good point. The main thing a Christian should concentrate on is striving to be a godly person. And when we fall short—and we will—we should admit it. When someone points out our mistakes, we should confess, “You’re right. My actions were not consistent with my beliefs. I apologize for that. And I hope I have not changed your opinion of the God whom I follow, because I make mistakes. But God is always true.” As Christians, we must be honest enough to admit when we fail or fall short.We can do very little about what people say or think about us, but we can go to great lengths to live a godly life.”
~Harvest Devotional, 11.16.04
“…When we sit at the table of the Lord, we are satisfied because we know everything we need is there. And we don’t hunger for anything else. I’m not saying that Christians are temptation proof. What I am saying is that we are no longer as drawn to temptationas we used to be. We see the world for what it is—a cheap imitation of the truth.”
~Harvest Daily Devotional, 11.15.04
i was sooooooo inspired when i recieved those two devotionals. they really spoke to me about the importance of following god and being true to him. it’s not always easy, but hey, jesus never said it would be easy…he did say it would be worth it.
on another note…i feel as if i’ve been super productive and efficient this week, even though i haven’t gotten everything taken care of. grad school statements still hang over my head…BUT…i did get my recommenders all the information they need, and that counts for something, right? right.
i’m excited about the weekend and the fact that i’m essentially done with classes until after thanksgiving. i mean, i still have to go and stuff, but it’s not like i have any assignments due or anything. yay..relax, relate, release.
so…i had all these thoughts when i started writing this…but now my mind is pretty blank, so i think i’ll just let it go…
peace and blessings