Being a follower of Jesus isn't an easy path to walk. But even in those times when we are not being faithful, God is always faithful and is always at work.
Three months had passed since the previous journal entry. Busyness and just feeling overwhelmed shut me down spiritually. I didn't realize it at the time, but my spiritual 'tank' was starting to run on fumes.
Sometimes you get what you pray for, even though it wasn't what God may have wanted you to have.
I was placing more emphasis on 'doing' things for God instead of 'abiding' in Him and developing a deeper fellowship with Him. I displayed my busyness for all to see, like some kind of badge of honor.
I'm trying to do my Bible study, but I keep falling asleep on my reference book. I've just been too tired. How am I going to find time for everything?
I have been convicted. We were interviewing new deacon candidates tonight. All the questions and all the responses kept hammering me with my own failures.
When we choose to be a conduit of God's grace, then we can really begin to make an impact!
The Holy Spirit inspired human authors of the Bible to write God's message... and it convicted me of my ungodly ways all these centuries later.
I have become very intolerant of certain people at work. It's OK to be intolerant to sin, but not to personality traits that I find irritating.
People are watching and become curious when they observe something that seems "different." Those become opportunities to share Jesus.