This week is unlike any other week. It's so different because my roommate in California. She is attending a worship conference in California and will be gone until Saturday. The house is just super quiet. I have accomplished alot while she has been gone. I have done all my laundry (with successfully putting it away), I wrote my midterm paper, and I read all the chapters I needed to for this week. Oh and did I mention its only TUESDAY!!! I've also been trying to spend time with the Lord before I go to work. So far this week it has been accomplished and I'm super happy about that. It helps to make the whole day go by smoothly.
One of my favorite devotionals to read is Utmost for his highest. Here is a little bit from today, I really really enjoyed it!!
The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear. If my relationship to Him is that of love, I will do what He says without hesitation. If I hesitate, it is because I love someone I have placed in competition with Him, namely myself. Jesus Christ will not force me to obey Him, but I must. And as soon as I obey Him, I fulfill my spiritual destiny. My personal life may be crowded with small, petty happenings, altogether insignificant. But if I obey Jesus Christ in the seemingly random circumstances of life, they become pinholes through which I see the face of God. Then, when I stand face to face with God, I will discover that through my obedience thousands were blessed. When God's redemption brings human soul to the point of obedience, it always produces. If I obey Jesus Christ, the redemption of God will flow through me to the lives of others, because the deed of obedience is the reality of Almighty God.
So Good and it speaks to me in so many ways!!!! I have read it several times now and I hope is someone does read this post that it helps them to. I'm closing with a picture from my art book. It's one that I really liked from my reading today, Enjoy!
seriously look in the background...how could someone paint like that?!?! AMAZINGNESS!!!!