July 7th, 2010

Horseback, Fly, Ride

Curiosity, Perfectionism, Harmony

Yesterday I started listing some behaviors that reveal influential elements in my life. In the end, I found that there are three main motivating forces at work within me: curiosity, perfectionism, and harmony. In other words, I want to know thoroughly and do well within a pleasant environment. In some ways, these motivators are very good; but when they verge on the extreme, they lead to unhealthy habits. Collapse )
the cross, cross

I can do nothing

John 9:33 "If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."
John 5:19 Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself..."
John 5:30 "By myself I can do nothing..."
John 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches...apart from me you can do nothing."

Philippians 4:13 "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."

Thank you, Lord, for making me weak and needy. Show me more of the fullness of Your strength, wisdom, and mercy. Though I fear, fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to do all the things that You have called me to do. Free me from the dungeon of despair and set my feet on the path to Your dwelling place. Pull me up from the crashing seas and make me walk on water by Your side. Amen.