I am absolutely exhausted right now. My feet are killing me. Too much walking this week apparently. Today was really good. It was filled with old friends and new friends. It was the last day before my summer work schedule starts. I am looking forward to my summer work schedule. I am looking forward to summer.
I thought a bit about the difference between intimacy with God, spiritual maturity, spiritual velocity and having an active conversation with God.
If you do not know what that means or what the difference would be, you are not alone. I am not sure I do either. I am sure my thoughts may turn into a weekly thought a few weeks or months from now.
I am sure glad I get to go the dentist on Tuesday; my mouth is starting to kill me. Anyway, I sort of like going to the dentist. I feel like I am doing a good deed when I go. The last time I went a few years ago I felt as I historically have. I get to sit and do nothing for an hour while someone makes it impossible for me to talk. It is like a mini-vacation.
I am thankful God has always provided for me. It is good to be in one place with the same people around me for so long that they can encourage me with my history. They know God has always provided for me even if I have a weird life. It is nice when people can encourage me with His provision in my life instead of tell me how He is faithful just because.
I felt very much like I was fasting today. A few days ago I was at the point in the fast when I just wanted it to be done because I thought God had already taught me enough through this fast and there was no time for anything else anyway. I asked God then if He could remove one more thing from my heart during this fast.
You see, I have been reading Philippians. I love the way Paul starts with telling them that every time he thinks of them, he thanks God for them. I have started to tell a lot of my friends that. But I can tell there are some people I have not forgiven because I could not tell them it truthfully. I asked God to change my heart so I would thank God for them, too. Today when I thought of them, I smiled. I am so glad my God changes hearts.
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. – Philippians 1:3-6