^^ Sunrise, July 21, 2015 ^^
Photo, Self Portrait:
Favorite Meal: Steaming bowl of Chicken Pho (GF, not vegan…) in company of icy cucumber spears and vibrant orange carrots sweet.
Workout: Today I rode moderate/high intensity on the bike around my favorite “mountain” bike trial for 40 minutes. Immediately after, 15 minute cool down with Lydia doing a nice 2 minute walk, 1 minute run. Strength later (simple today):
“We don’t see the material world for what it is meant to be: as a means to communion with God.” -A.V. “One Thousand Gifts”
Psalm and Proverb:
Proverbs 1:33, Psalm 1 (specifically verse 1-3).
Gratitude: Tiny tomato packed with earth and sun; homegrown.
French Word: Douce~sweet, gentle. Soft.
Promise of God:
Goodness promised to those who wait and seek for Him.
Memorizing: Lamentations 3:21-33, Psalm 139
“But this I bring to mind, and therefore I have hope:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him’. The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
“Oh Lord You have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my laying down and are acquainted with all my ways. even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it all together. You hem me in behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.”
Thought: If I could remember, if only I could remember, the urgency every Christian should hold in their heart. Christ is coming, soon and quickly. Swift as a thief, will I be “caught” obeying? Or willful opposition? My choice.
Utterance of lips cannot convey the truest need I, human and dart and soil and sin, have to be in deep God-communion every day. Every day experience Him and His goodness.
That is the ultimate rich and real: this constant communion with the Richest and Realest of all.