Daily Diary – 3/11/18

Why I Write These:

These are written in honor of my grandfather, Leon Milton Buttermore, who has a memory that I am envious of, and I hope that by doing this I am able to be the kind of man who starts to treasure the things given him.

Daily Highlights:

Godly thought of the day:

1 John 2:1 says: “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

One of the great hopes of the Gospel in a nutshell. That there is freedom from sin, but that our sin does not finally define us as we have a perfect advocate and what He has done is our hope.

Favorite meeting of the day:

Church. Obviously. So good.

Hardest part of my day:

Feeling like someone took a hammer to my head when I got home from lunch and feeling super groggy after a nap.

Favorite moment of the day:

Getting to drum to Nothing But the Blood today. Man, that song just seemed to go so well and it was a simple beat, but it felt so good! I enjoyed playing today a lot.

What was the weather like today?:

Slight chill in the air, but overall a very nice experience. Wore a vest and collared shirt and never once felt that uncomfortable.

Most unfaithful moment of my day:

I just felt like I talked a lot today. So I feel that I should be a better question asker. It’s something I do well sometimes. But I need to better evaluate a situation and find out when I can promote others to talk rather than myself.

What am I currently reading?:

Daily Bible Reading – Deuteronomy 32-34

Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp – No reading for this today.

Church History by Eusebius – No reading for this today.

Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave by Ed Welch – One thing that stood out to me was how the intentionality of our fight against sin must match the intensity of sin’s grip on our lives. He mentions addicts having no credit cards, or very little cash. He mentions giving schedules to people. It’s very intense. But I also think that it’s worthwhile that this intensity is the kind of thing that can lead to freedom.

On the Incarnation by Athanasius – Want to read a bit of this tonight.

No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? by David F. Wells – No reading for this today.

What was for dinner?:

Nothing.

Song of the day:

Nothing But the Blood – In honoring of drumming it, I loved it! What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood. Sometimes the Gospel is too big for me to comprehend and I just can’t hardly believe it’s real. But I need it! And it rings so true. When I hear it, as hard as it is to accept its truths, I rejoice in it. My soul responds to it!

Quote of the day:

“Being able to love one another assumes you have people you’re committed to loving.” — Ryan Troglin

Since loving one another is an assurance of our salvation according to 1 John, then it is important to have people that this outworking of faith comes through. Once more, this extends to all brothers and sisters, but since we can’t minister to all of them we most notably find this expressed through the local church. You cannot have a universal church without real, physical, committed local bodies that gather together. Let us know our one another and love them well.

Prayer of the day:

Lord, thank you for the restoring power of your word. Thank you for the joy of playing drums to your glory. Thank you for a body of believers that loves me so well, and help me to love them back in return. I pray that you will give me guidance to put death to sin through that love that I only have because you first loved me.

Amen.

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