Why Don't I Listen???
Today I feel very much like Paul.
"We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it." -Romans 7:14-20
Today I had plans to do two very specific things.
- Begin writing My Fulfilled Life
- Write a special message to my Wife
However that did not happen. Even when God directly intervened I still did something other than what I needed to get done. It is amazing to me how everytime I feel down about something that I can immediately go to God's Word and receive peace. Paul says the same thing in verse 24 "Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!" I know that by myself I can't do anything but with God I can do everything.
The days not over yet. I'm praying that God will focus me so I can get back on track.