Daily Diary – 3/14/18

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:

Joshua 17:12 says: “Yet the Manassites were not able to occupy these towns, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that region.

I don’t know exactly how this happened, but once more the people failed to dislodge those who shouldn’t be there. I do know this to be true. Sin is determined to live within us. It does not give way with a gentle nudge. It must be destroyed. Utterly destroyed. It’s not politely asked to leave. It’s massacred on the altar of the Lord. I pray I do not make mistakes similar to the Israelites as I seek to take land the Lord has allotted for me.

Favorite meeting of the day:

Working with Stephen Fullington is always fun! Got to (hopefully) make some progress and strides today with our work together.

Hardest part of my day:

I just was looking at the Elders meeting going on at UBC. I got this hard feeling in my stomach. I want to be in there. I guess maybe I’m impatient at looking through a window every Wednesday they meet. Not impatient with them. I know I’m probably not ready. I need time to grow and mature yet. But I’m impatient to be able to support them. I wanted to be in that war room with my sleeves rolled up and my arms plunged into the mud alongside them as they lead the body.

It was good motivation to keep working towards being in a place where I am fit and qualified to be an Elder that can do that faithfully and lovingly and consistently.

Favorite moment of the day:

It was kind of a ho hum day, to be honest. I got to spend some time in a book store between meetings, and that was fun. I guess that was my favorite moment. I like book stores.

What was the weather like today?:

Very, very nice. My ideal weather. Not too warm that I couldn’t wear some good jeans and a sweater (some of my best apparel looks) but not so cold that I was cold.

Most unfaithful moment of my day:

I probably cou dhave kept working a bit later than I did today. I’m not sure if it was unfaithful, but I suppose it is worth keeping my eye on. Nothing really stands out today. I felt that it was a relatively good day.

What am I currently reading?:

Daily Bible Reading – Joshua 8 & 9

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 – No reading for this tonight.

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

What was for dinner?:


Song of the day:

Lost the Sky Again by Newsboys – Because how can you resist a funky beat by the Newsboys?

Quote of the day:

“People remember more when they don’t take pictures of everything, but instead journal about their experience later.” — Guy Wilcox

This puts to death a bit the idea that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Or maybe it just means that a journal is worth 1,000,000 words? Not sure, but I do know that not pulling out my phone to record everything I do is a good thing. I need to live my present. The Lord put me in real time and space to be immersed in the things in front of me. I should attend to them.

Prayer of the day:

Lord, my prayer is simple today. I love you. Help me to love you enough that I am fit to love and serve your people. Give me strength to be one who can toil in the vineyard.


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