Prayer Thoughts for August - Truancy Awareness Month

Prayer Thoughts for August - Truancy Awareness

It was a rhetoric repeated so often that many stopped listening. It held little meaning for them, especially the ones it was designed to reach. It was not until he was older and an adult that Lucas came to realize the truth and importance of that all-so-frequently-repeated rhetoric: stay in school, get an education, graduate, and don't break the law.

August 21, 2019, DAY 236: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: Psalms 99-101

August 21, 2019

Lord our God,
    you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,
    though you punished their misdeeds.
(Psalm 99:8, NIV)

The Journey of Continual Growth

The Journey 2019: The Journey of Continual Growth

“You mean you keep rereading this book?!” The student asked incredulously. “I never read a book more than once.” “No,” the professor countered. “I don’t reread this book, I continually study the Bible, and apply the lessons to my life. It is how one continues to learn, continues to grow their relationship with the Lord.” “But,” the student protested, “don’t you, like, get it, after the first time? What’s the point?” “Your an athlete, right?” The professor asked. The student nodded and the professor continued. “Do you go over your plays just once and ‘get it?’ Or do you continue to review them, continue to practice them, continue to improve? Do you go to the gym just once? Or do you go to the gym everyday - lifting heavier weights each time, continually improve your ability? In your sport, or at the gym, do you ever reach perfection? Are you ever good enough that you can stop trying? Or do you continue to improve, continue to work on advancement? Continue to learn? And what about your relationships with other people? Do you learn everything about them the first time you meet? Are first impressions always correct? After all,” the professor quipped with a smile, “it took me until we were married to learn my wife is allergic to coconut!”

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