On Sunday we read these timely words from Romans 7:
For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate...I have the desire to do what is right..I was convicted. Doing the very thing I hate (which, for me, is failing to do what I want) makes me feel like a failure. And who wants to feel like that? But the Lord provided encouragement through more timely words...
What really makes the difference in ones life is merely wanting to do something vs. living by conviction. If you keep on stumbling in an area such as weight loss, housekeeping, or good Bible study habits stop and ask yourself the reason that you're making this change. Is it merely because you want to, or is it because you feel that this is a necessary step for you to take. ~Darlene Schecht
Now that's something to chew on. :)
Today I'm thankful for the Lord's provision of timely words of wisdom and encouragement. I'm thankful for the goals I've made (and hope to be sharing here soon). I'm thankful that I'm not the only one who struggles or who stumbles. I'm thankful for conviction.
How about you? For what are you thankful? Join me for Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers. :)