Reputation and anchors

So, SO tired today.  Absolutely wiped and completely drained.  I don’t know what my problem is!  Where’s the adrenaline?!?!

A verse that jumped out at me today in class was a phrase in Romans 1:8 — “…I thank my God…that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.”  Wow.  What a reputation!  The whole world (known world, civilized world, I’m assuming) knew of their faith?  That’s amazing.  What kind of a reputation do I have?  Is my faith vibrant enough to be talked of elsewhere?  Am I that on fire for God?  There’s always room (a LOT of room!) for improvement, and definitely in this area!

And then later, from my II Timothy reading….4:16 & 17 — “At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me…Notwithstanding, the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me….”  All the people around Paul deserted him.  But it didn’t matter.  The Lord stood with him.  The Lord strengthened him.  That’s who he drew his strength from.  The Lord was his source, not men.  That’s how it needs to be in my life also.  God as my anchor and my source, and then those around me to help, not the other way around.  He needs to come first in everything.

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