Monday, April 14, 2008

Tired Hands

This year I'm once again a judge in four contests for writers, both published and unpublished. The deadlines stretch from April 1 to July 15. I do enjoy the reading, but it seems that, as usual, I'm pushing each deadline really hard. The next deadline is tomorrow. And I still have three good-sized published novels to read. So . . . guess what I'm doing today? *smile*

Over this last week, we've been reading Hebrews. Two passages really hit home with me, encouraging me to continue on no matter how tired I am.

Hebrews 12:12–13 (NLT)
So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong.

Hebrews 13:20–21 (NLT)
May the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the Lord Jesus, equip you will all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, all that is pleasing in him.

Excellent reminders of where our strength comes from.

Daily Bible reading: Tuesday, April 15—Leviticus 23–24; Revelation 2
Wednesday, April 16—Leviticus 25; Revelation 3
Thursday, April 17—Leviticus 26–27; Revelation 4
Friday, April 18—Daniel 1–2; Revelation 5
Saturday, April 19— Daniel 3–4; Revelation 6
Sunday, April 20—Daniel 5–7; Revelation 7
Monday, April 21—Daniel 8–10; Revelation 8

No comments: