Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,' and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” - Romans 4: 5-7
Today we went to church and heard yet another great sermon by Randy Anderson. After church we headed over to my in-laws house - Jenny & Mike's, as we do most Sundays. Then we all headed over to Jeff & Debbie's to hang out, eat delicious food, get into a couple typical family squabbles, play games, and watch the Charger's game.
I am reminded of the sermon today as I think back on the day we've had. Not so much about testing God but trusting in God's faithfulness, knowing that He is there and He is able. Today was a mostly good day, with a few low points here and there. There were times where I was completely aware of God's presence, and other times where I know I'd forgotten him, or just simply chose to ignore him.
I need to be more consistent in remembering that God is always there. During our good times and bad times, He is always present. He never leaves us. Oh how different my life would be if I were constantly aware of His presence! So much of my life is centered on me, when it should be centered on Christ.
This week my prayer is for a changed heart. The attitude reflects the heart, and my attitude has not been a good one lately. I don't want to be the type of person that people think low of, because then they will think low of the God I serve. I pray that my attitude and heart would reflect Jesus Christ, and that I may learn how to replace my pride with humility.