QTVOTD: Stop living a checkbox life..

“And behold, there came a man up to Him, saying, Teacher, what excellent and perfectly and essentially good deed must I do to possess eternal life?  And He said to him, Why do you ask Me about the perfectly and essentially good? There is only One Who is good [perfectly and essentially]—God. If you would enter into the Life, you must continually keep the commandments.” Matthew 19:16-17 ->me: Hello!!!  What a crazy last 3 weeks!  From prep for this trip, leaving my family on the 20th, and then 16-18 hour days has been quite the ordeal.  Today was the first day of a little downtime since.  I have been able to stay in God’s word routinely but have not had time until now to write up my thoughts on a passage.  I have been between Matthew (My personal devotions) and 1 Corinthians (our Life Group Study).  Today was a great reminder that my relationship with Jesus is not based on a checkbox action of GOOD but being in fellowship with the One Who IS good.  I am so thankful for God’s faithfulness and there are issues afoot that He is definitely leading….just don’t know where He is taking me (an adventure!).  Please pray that I can continue to stay in His precious word even though you may not hear from me in the text form.  This ‘crazy’ ends on the 22nd of this month but God has given me the strength to find it manageable.  So GRATEFUL!

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