The tradition seems to be forming. Saturday I will do a recipe of some sort, and Sunday is a reflection or devotion. So, here is today’s thought.
We are off to church this morning, and then Hudson is off to Scout camp for the week! This is his first week long camp “solo.” Perfect for the week of his 12th birthday! It also goes with this devotional thought. Marni and I are striving to prepare a “worker.” We are working hard toward Hudson’s (and Charlie’s) development. One day we will “present” him — which for us will be the college experience.
As we think about our boys growing up we will say, “at the end of the day,” what do we want them to learn, know, or experience. They had a lot of lemonade stands that filled an envelope with a lot of cash and change over the last 6 months. We loved this experience for them — as we watched them struggle to save for something they really wanted.
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
I like to use the phrase, “At the end of the day . . .” I use it to bring summary to the direction we are going, meaning, “at the end of the day” what do we want to have accomplished. This verse is the goal for all of us, no matter what profession, where we live, our age, or any other uniqueness to our life. We all are striving to be someone who is approved by God, and handled correctly His word! Take a look at the last couple weeks, and see how it has gone for you in this regard. This verse is a great “end of the day” for what we are to be about – Today!
- Reflection 1: How have you been “presenting” yourself to God lately? Are you giving Him your very best? What in this verse is God whispering to you about?
- Reflection 2: Answer this question after reading the verse . . . “At the end of today” what do you want to (a) have accomplished, and (b) have others seen in your life?
Blessings, Eric Scofield