"Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart." 2 Timothy 2:22
I really appreciated his message and his encouragement for us to to not be lackadaisical in in either fleeing or pursuing. Neither one are to be done with a half hearted effort but rather with everything we have. Now the question is: Am I doing that? Are you doing that? I guess we had better make sure.
Whenever I hear verse 22 it makes me remember the next couple of verses as well. They were ones my Dad had us memorize as children to help us to remember not to argue and quarrel. They say:
"Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach not resentful." 2 Timothy 2:23-24
What great verse those are for children.... and for all of us.
The pictures today were some that Mara took this past week. We have been enjoying a wide range of weather this past week from heavy rains (that produced much flooding in our area, we were thank-ful to be on high ground and did a lot of praying for those who weren't), snow, beautiful frost on the trees and then "warm" sunny days where we lost snow and got mud. Such is Spring and we are enjoying it.
How has God been speaking to you lately?