16 The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death. 18 Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.
What does this passage mean to you?
BLOG: We've been having some discussions on how our lives are different now. Every day brings a new change, a new idea, or a new challenge. If you hear us call her "scooter" or "flash," the video above should explain that.
Betty will say, "I use to be able to do this . . ." To which I say, "Not now, we will do it." This is depressing, her and us too. Why? Because:
2 Corinthians 10:12 Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.
Comparison steals your joy. Saying, "You know, in the good ol' days." isn't good! When you compare your present with your past or your life to someone else, you will always lose.
Comparison inflames your fears. Change causes fear. That's nothing new to us. But how we respond to change has a lot to say about how we live our lives. If we will face it and embrace it, we will conquer. But if we run from it, it will chase us.
Comparison is exhausting. You will exert a lot of energy comparing yourself or situation to someone or something else. The energy you could put to good use facing your fears and overcoming your challenges. This is why it is so important to
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to keep my eyes on you and stop comparing myself to others. AMEN