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:
Luke 4:39 says: “So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.”
Okay, let’s just brag on Jesus a bit. The dude just rebuked — rebuked!! — a fever. And it left! When is the last time you ever saw someone look at a fever and go, “Hmm. I think I’ll rebuke it!” This is madness. Except for the one who created us. This is incredible to me. I don’t have any grand points, but these are details I seem to forget or miss when I read Scripture a lot. But today, I was just struck that Jesus is the king. He’s the one who we are created for and by and through. So when he sees a fever, he doesn’t need some fancy PhD. in medicine or any kind of equipment. He sees his creation and knows how to fix it. Wow! Wow! Let us all praise this one. I can’t wait to meet him!
Favorite meeting of the day:
Had lunch with Chaz Miller today! That was great to catch up and I appreciate our time together. Been a long time since we got to spend time. I need to make it a point to get more lunches.
Hardest part of my day:
I missed a huck today to a receiver. The fact that that’s my hardest part of the day I can think of is a good thing.
Favorite moment of the day:
I love days where I talk to a lot of people. I got to talk to a lot of people. That’s just fun. I like it! I feel like I’ve been under a cloud for awhile and it’s breaking recently. I just was smiling a lot more today. I feel like I can move on a bit more. I’m excited. I’m ready to showcase the joy of Christ, which I was having some trouble with recently. The clouds have broken. The sun is still there. The rays of sunlight, ever steadfast, stream down and remind me that the clouds are a fleeting vapor like my own life, but the sun’s warmth will always have the final word.
What was the weather like today?:
Oh, so beautiful! A bit hot and I sweat some, but it was a great day.
Most unfaithful moment of my day:
I have to watch myself. I never know quite where the line is on something like gossip, but sometimes when I can talk about what it is going on in my life I have to make sure that I’m not just talking about someone to talk about someone. I don’t know if I crossed that line today as I processed some things, but I hope that I was doing it so I can glorify Christ through understanding my situations better.
What am I currently reading?:
Daily Bible Reading – Job 8-11
Church History by Eusebius – No reading for this today.
On the Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther – No reading for this today.
Holiness by J.C. Ryle – No reading for this today.
Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper – No reading for this today.
Perelandra by C.S. Lewis – I freely admit that last time I tried to read this series, this was as far as I got. The opening to this book lost my interest. I still struggle with it. They try to make everything kind of definable. But it’s all a bit abstract and you’re trying to keep up. But I do like that he’s trying to make the “heavens” seem so glorious. And Ransom’s transformation as he reappears on Earth — or Thulcandra — is striking and made me excited for the glorification of my own body one day.
What was for dinner?:
Song of the day:
Thank You by Sanctus Real – Why in the world did you come after me? Thank you.
Quote of the day:
No quotes stand out today.
Prayer of the day:
Lord, oh my Lord! You are the one who has created us and knows us so well that you can rebuke a fever. Oh my heart, praise his name! God, I don’t have much else to say. You’re cool. You’re powerful. And you are coming. Let me be found preaching the name of one who could rebuke fevers because he was and is the God of this world. Lord, let me long for your presence and desire to be glorified through the work of your Son, Jesus Christ, so that I may enjoy you forever.