Story time! So Breanna and I were walking down Ramsey lake road one day and we stumbled across this enormous old apple tree. Not a nasty crab-apple tree that bears mostly inedible and bitter fruit but a tree of the golden deliciousness variety. I picked so many that there was no way they could all fit in her purse.
The only option remaining was to use my shirt as a bag! This actually worked quite well and we managed to take back a good load of apples.
Yesterday we washed them up and picked out the bad ones. I’m hoping my mom will make them into apple pie. . .
GUESS WHAT! The “Book of Alternative Records” wants to put the air hockey record in their future editions with pictures! They might not be as well known as Guinness but that’s still really awesome. I’m definitely buying a copy when it comes out!
Anyway, on to some matters of more significance. A while back I was reading in 1 Kings chapter 6, when Solomon (not David! The song “Days of Elijah is wrong” haha) was rebuilding the temple. The verse says:
And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.” (1 Kings 6:7)
John MacArthur comments that the “relative quiet would be consistent with the sacredness of the undertaking.” The same principle can be applied to our time studying God’s word and praying. Is it a quite time or is it constantly interrupted by texts, facebook, or other distractions?
It’s so worthwhile to follow God’s command to: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Life is busy and school is time consuming. Planning out a completely free segment of time for reading and prayer is so beneficial. Otherwise time just slips by and the next thing you know is it’s past midnight.
This is something that I am coming to realize. I want to make the necessary changes to have plenty of time purely devoted to God because, if we aren’t serving God what can we accomplish?
Those are my thoughts for today!