Daily Diary – 5/9/18

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:

Psalm 149:4-5 says: “For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds.”

The Lord delights in his people. What a wonderful thought to think upon! I also love the image of the people singing for joy on their beds. We’re not meant to just praise him in delight when we gather in “official” church assemblies, but our praises are meant to carry into the most mundane of situations.

Favorite meeting of the day:

Youth group was really fun. I enjoy teaching and got to do that tonight. We need to be able to discern a moment we live in and see how the Lord is calling us to that. Hopefully the young men and women enjoyed my teaching as much as I enjoyed getting to do it.

Hardest part of my day:

Just haven’t felt productive at work this week. Oh, I’ve gotten a decent amount done. But there’s always more to do. Work is a reminder that things are only achieved by the sweat of our brow. Our fruits are never enough and we must always continue to engage in them or else we will not have what we need to survive. That’s part of the curse of sin that is our reality.

Favorite moment of the day:

Before youth I found a place with leather chairs and the sun shining in and it was great! I took a nap and just basked in the warmth. I really liked it!

What was the weather like today?:

It’s summer time! Going to have to start wearing tank tops and shorts a lot more.

Most unfaithful moment of my day:

Maybe just feeling lackluster and lethargic towards work? I don’t know that I had a stark moment stick out to me today. Thankfully, today has been relatively free from lust. I feel tired still, but also feel content and my soul seems to have found some peace.

What am I currently reading?:

Daily Bible Reading – 1 Chronicles 9 & 10

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?:

Two pieces of pizza that Will Hendricks brought to youth. A few bites of mint chocolate chip ice cream and some Sparkling Ice.

Song of the day:

Dream Small by Josh Wilson – A simple song that I’m really enjoying. It’s a reminder that I don’t have to worry about big dreams. I just need to be faithful with what is in front of me, and the rest will take care of it for the Lord is working all things according to his plan.

Quote of the day:

“Diotrephes is an example of what happens to a leader who confuses his dreams with God’s dreams.” — Ryan Troglin

I found Diotrephes a sympathetic character because he is the temptation all those with an inkling towards leadership will gravitate towards. We would do well to remember that humility and bending our ear towards God’s voice is the only way to avoid taking confidence in our own leadership abilities and losing our way in such a sad, small way.

Prayer of the day:

Lord, help me to hear you. Give me rest this night. I long to rest on my bed as I sing your praise and then sleep knowing that you reign supreme and are at work for your plan while I rest. What a grand God I worship. Help me to remember and still my soul to stay content in you.

Amen.

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