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 24, 2019, DAY 239: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR: John 7-9

August 24, 2019

30The man answered, “Now that is remarkable! You don’t know where he comes from, yet he opened my eyes.  31We know that God does not listen to sinners. He listens to the godly person who does his will.  32Nobody has ever heard of opening the eyes of a man born blind.  33If this man were not from God, he could do nothing.”
34To this they replied, “You were steeped in sin at birth; how dare you lecture us!” And they threw him out.
(John 9:30-34, 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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