First and Fifteen club check in moment.
“Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things, preserve my life according to your word.” Psalm 119:36-37.
I’m not even sure I can make comments that don’t leave me feeling overly vulnerable. I do not want my heart turned to pride or the strokes or shuns of man (women). I want my heart turned squarely to God’s word and His work in me. That God is at work in me is more flattering than anything ANYONE could ever say or do….oh’ that He finds me a worthy project for his refining (albeit sometimes painful) work.
I must turn my eyes from worthless things-over and over again. I must choose to watch, listen and participate in only worthwhile things. This is REALLY difficult right now because it may be choosing to turn my eyes from something that is good, but not best. I waste a great deal of time on worthless things when I can preserve my life (and in some ways the lives of others) by studying, reading, worshipping, praying….
Preserve. Not necessarily extend in number of days, but certainly capture freshness, protect, and save for a certain period of time. The days God affords.
I’m at a loss for words so I’m just going to go make my kids breakfast. That will help preserve them. 🙂