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:
Ephesians 2:1-2 says: “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.“
I think that we should talk about sin in a more healthy manner. We are disobedient when we sin. We’re not just “slipping up” or “stumble.” We were disobedient and listened to the kingdom of the air over the living God of the universe. I just think it would be good if we checked how we talk about sin because we need to remember how serious our sin was in order to undersand the grace that redeemed dead men and women to be alive in Christ.
Favorite meeting of the day:
No meetings today.
Hardest part of my day:
Just feeling very discontent with some things in life. I got tired and I wasn’t very trusting in God today. I particularly wanted to do more today to celebrate with Sarah as she finished up undergrad. It’s a big day for her! But it’s not really where we’re at and being patient doesn’t feel so great to me today.
Favorite moment of the day:
Going to travel with Cole to the SBC! That will be great!
What was the weather like today?:
Super nice. Had lunch outside at Slim’s today.
Most unfaithful moment of my day:
I admit that I’ve not been doing well with my lust this week. I looked at some images and definitely indulged in my lust. I even sought them out this time, which is the first time in awhile that I’ve gone for that. I confessed this sin to a brother, and I was able to seek the word of God and spend time in worship to get away from it.
But still, my mind is just not engaged. It’s almost like I expect myself to fall into sin after all my trips and I’m just not very content. I feel like I have no control over things, and lust is something I can control in my life. So it’s been a hard week. I have been rebellious in my heart. I must check this attitude before it goes beyond just viewing images and takes fruition into fully acting on my lust.
What am I currently reading?:
Daily Bible Reading – 1 Chronicles 7-8
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.
No Place for Truth: Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? by David F. Wells – No reading for this tonight.
On the Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther – No reading for this today.
What was for dinner?:
Chipotle bowl. Kristin Pankey had a BOGO at Chipotle for teacher appreciation day and so I got to reap the benefits of that!
Song of the day:
You Alone Can Rescue by Matt Redman – Ephesians 2 was the passage I read to get away from my lust and remind me of the depth of my sin. Then I listened to this song because I read a Psalm that said we should delight in giving praise to our King and Maker. This song has a lot of Ephesians 2 in it. I thought it was cool that it came on and was very restorative in bringing my evening back into order before God.
Quote of the day:
“God can make you happy, but first he must make you holy.” — Thabiti Anyabwile
Great T4G message that I listened to today. On a day that I struggled to be holy, it is important to remember that holiness is the path to happiness. There is no alternative way.
Prayer of the day:
Lord, make me holy. Forgive me for my rebellious heart and my miserable attitude. I struggle to see your plan and I sometimes don’t want to trust it. Forgive me for that. Help me to content myself to your portion and my daily bread.