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.
Godly thought of the day:
Joshua 14:8-9 says: “but my brothers who went up with me made th ehearts of the people melt with fear. I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly. So on that day Moses swore to me, “The land on which your feet have walked will be your inheritance and that of your children forever, becuase you have followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.“”
Follow the Lord with all your heart and your feet will not fail you. I’m trying to get to bed, so that’s as deep as I’m going. Quick answers tonight! 🙂
Favorite meeting of the day:
Met with Justiss Tartaglia for discipling today. I was glad he took what I had to say well. It felt encouraging that I could speak into his situations well. I was encouraged.
Hardest part of my day:
My lesson for tomorrow feels cobbled together in some ways. I suppose that’s not fair. It just feels long and I’ve been trying to shorten it, so that makes it feel smooshed together. I don’t like how that feels, but I suppose I will share what I’ve been able to do for better or for worse.
Favorite moment of the day:
Figuring out why Uzzah died. Seeing how what David was doing to transport the ark of the Lord on a “new cart” was like the Philistinnes transportation methods. Not how God commanded it to be moved. David should have known better, but did it his way and people died. That’s actually a consistent theme of David’s reign. When he did it his way, lots of people died. I suppose that just shows that David wasn’t that great of a shepherd of his people, but God really was always the best shepherd for Israel. And the same is true today.
What was the weather like today?:
A bit colder today. Not bad, but not super fun either. Kind of a meh day.
Most unfaithful moment of my day:
Lord willing, I feel that I had a good day. I’m sure I sinned at some point, but did not have an obvious moment that sticks out to me. I hope my remembrance of the day would be corroborated by those I came into contact with.
What am I currently reading?:
Daily Bible Reading – Joshua 1-4
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 – No reading for this today.
On the Incarnation by Athanasius – I love, love, love how he talked about how Christ took on a body that could die, but the everlasting Word could not die. So, essentially, death got trapped inside of a body with the everlasting Word and got caught up in a death cage match. It lost. The Word won and to demonstrate that, resurrected the body that it had taken to show that. All I can think of is General Ackbar yelling, “It’s a trap!”
No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? by David F. Wells – No reading for this today.
What was for dinner?:
Kielbasa skillet. I had Luke over for dinner. He enjoyed it.
Song of the day:
I Need Thee – Because I do need Him.
Quote of the day:
“Idols are slavetraders disguised as abolitionists.” — Ryan Troglin
This is from the sermon two days ago, but it was good enough to use here. I was very thankful for it and it is so true!
Prayer of the day:
Lord, protect me from those wolves in sheeps clothing. Grant me quick rest so that I might worship you tomorrow. Lord, I am reminded that the power of your message is not in my words but in the truth that I am, Lord willing, able to convey. Guide my words to be at the very least true.