Well, first of all I have to say that today would have been my dad's birthday. :( I miss him today especially but I know that God is right beside me today!
I got on the treadmill this morning! Sarah, I know how excited that makes you ;)
You see, I decided that I couldn't get on the computer unless I had got on the treadmill and done my bible study in the morning! So, I got on this morning after stretching...courtesy of some instruction from my hubby. He had to tell me how to stretch...did I mention before that I am clueless in the fitness department? Well, I am!
I did also get on the treadmill Monday night. I did 6% incline again that night...ouch! This morning I didn't do incline but I did attempt to jog...a couple times...not the whole time and let me say....wow...that sucks but I will get better.
So, my bible study from this morning was from 1 Corinthians 13. It hurt a little bit.
1 Corinthians 13
Love1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The thing that hit me really hard was that when you love someone truly... you don't get jealous, you don't boast, you aren't self seeking...sometimes that isn't how I am. Therefore, I got a little correction from God this morning.
Before that I had read Proverbs 3 and what verse was there that hit me this morning, you ask...
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding....
Thank you God for reminding me who I need to be trusting in. There is an issue I have been obsessing over lately and this verse put it in perspective. You see, if I am trusting in God then I shouldn't be obsessing about anything. He is in charge, He knows my heart, and He knows what is best for me. So, I gave this issue to God! I am trusting in him and not my own understanding of the issue.
I am so grateful to have the Bible to teach me, to correct me and yes, even to discipline me.