Friday, August 1, 2008
But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.
Reading this tonight reminded me of my sister Anna and our last time hanging out before she got married. She flew all the way out to Santa Barbara just to hang out with her big brother one last time while being single:) I miss her so much... Her husband Bric is an awesome guy and one of my best friends. I love them both so much!!! Anyway we just got back to the car after hanging out at the beach and opened my little bible to James 1 and read the whole chapter. I remember verses 21-25 really sticking out to the both of us. We talked about how often we say we trust God in certain arias and then turn right around and worry. We immediately forget the Lord and so often build our house on that "shifting sand". ...But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."Matthew 7: 26-27... The funny thing is that at times we know that we are not building on anything solid and yet we still chose to build there. Pray that I not be this double minded man but rather a man who allows the Holy Spirit to live in me, no matter what.
Life on the bus is going really well... We were in El Paso all day today just taking a break and relaxing. I woke up early this morning and ran about 4 miles in the hot desert sun. After my run I ate some breakfast, took a hot shower, worked on debugging my video camera, did 120 pushups with Brett, edited more all day, ate dinner (which was amazing!!! Thanks to Shyla:) and now I'm writing my blog post while driving down the road on our way to Phoenix. Busy day but nothing to exciting to report:) Our next show is in Phoenix tomorrow at 6 so pray it goes well:)
I'll leave you all at that and with the hope that you will have a wonderful day tomorrow:)
Thanks for reading,
Crystal had her surgery today and is out and at home recovering. She text me and said it all went well. So be sure to be praying for her, that she have a speedy and full recovery:) We miss you Crystal and can't wait for you to join us:)
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