Scripture of the Week


My professor posted:

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." - Joshua 1:9

I respond:

Wow! Did you pick this one for me for this week or was this planned earlier on? After the week I had last week, caring for my mother (who is on hospice) and a change of positions at work - I needed to read this!

I was a bit dismayed, not really frightened, but dismayed is a good word for my thoughts after not accomplishing as much as I had hoped to get done last week. I accept His command! I will be strong and courageous and make up for missed time from last week. I know that my Lord and God is always with me!

I am truly blessed to have such a great chair working with me!



Scripture of the Week

 This Week's Scripture 

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28

Working for good only comes through loving God (Psalm 16:2). While we are all called (or drawn, John 12:32), only a few are chosen (Matt. 22:14), for not all will heed that call (Matt. 22:3). Along with last week's Scripture, not only must we heed that call, but persevere in it (2 Tim. 2:12).



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Scripture of the Week


From my professor:

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." -Hebrews 12:1-2

My first thought on this verse, especially with the stage I am at in this program, is to cast off things that distract me from the ultimate goal. Ultimately, this degree will be used for the glory of God regardless of where I end up when it is finished. 

The second thing which comes to mind is enduring the trials and the milestones before me. Take these on one at a time and persevere to the end. The same holds true for our salvation - persevering through the challenges in life and keeping focused on the joy which awaits those who endure.

Blessings, Professor, and to those who have been keeping up with me through this process.

In Christ,


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