Once a week I hope to start posting these little logs of the lessons God has taught me this week, and the joys (big and little) that He has given me. I know I find it encouraging when I see other bloggers sharing the blessings of the past week/month/whenever. They point me to the wonderfulness of Christ. So here's this week's.
Lessons and reminders:
~ The ultimate reason for marriage is because the two can serve Christ better together than apart.
~ Service to Christ is the ultimate reason for being alive, and the only worthy pursuit in this world.
~ Today I am called to singleness. Never mind the future. Today it is my calling.
~ My happiness is the wrong motive for being pure. A response to Christ's sacrifice is the right motive.
~ If I have to 'disconnect' from my relationship with Christ to do an activity (i.e. watch a movie, have 'me' time) it does not belong in my life.
~ Am I spending my time to glorify God? (Oh boy, this one is a constant trip-up for me. :/)
~ A grandfather who doesn't constantly writhe around from his Parkinson's disease (this is the result of a wonderful operation).
~ Smelling a newly open packet of TimTams. (You guys living in countries devoid of TimTams are sorely deprived.)
~ Work feeling like family for the first time.
~ Boys (a friend and a brother) fixing all my problems (or at least trying their best).
~ Encouraging, challenging, phone call with one of my best friends who I haven't caught up with in too long.
~ Hilarious practice of a short play.
~ Absolutely, utterly gorgeous instrumental music (discovered Dustin O'Halloran!).
~ Siblings talking about Bach, and Beethoven, and Vivaldi.
~ Free Christmas album from one of my favourite bands! (Sleeping at Last.)
~ Getting into the Christmas spirit via carols (call me early, I don't care. Really, Christian Christmas carols should be all-year-round, I think).
~ Laughing over old scrapbooks with a dear friend.
~ Red cordial.
~ Hidden Christian themes in "The Truman Show."
~ Free simulcasts from Leslie Ludy.
Why don't you leave a comment below with some things God has blessed you with or taught you this week? I'd love to hear them!