33Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end. 34 Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. 35 Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. 36 Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! 37 Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.[b] 38 Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. 39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. 40 I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.
This passage struck me this past week. I’ve especially been meditating on verse 37: “Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.”
I feel like I have been caught up with “worthless things” lately- my mind has been focused on the little, trivial matters, and it’s caused me so much unnecessary stress.
May you find blessings in this passage and encouragement for the rest of your week.
Well, I gave blogging a shot last year. I went all the way through March. Then life hit. Hard. I will tell the story of my past year in a later post. I promise.
This post, however, is a happier post.
Welcome, 2014! The kids decorated last night, Peanut had a friend stay over, and Bubba even stayed up until 11:45!
I’m not a sentimental person when it comes to new years. I don’t usually set resolutions, and I’m really not good at remembering what they are. By January 7, I forget that I even set them, usually.
But it is a good starting point to get back into this website! (Thanks to whomever it was who started following me, which reminded me how far behind I was on this, which prompted me to reset my password and get on here!)
Some verses to ponder as you all embark on one more year:
No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not as I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and recieve the prize for which God, through Jesus Christ, is calling us up to heaven.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men, yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.