Thursday, May 28, 2020
284.0. Step-ups: 110 @ 12:24.79.
Today I work a 9-5 shift. It shall be interesting. My current understanding is to run a register as primary register from 9-12:30, then as secondary from 12:30-2:30, then work the store from 2:30-5 after handing my register over. What other responsibilities might there be for me to learn? It appears I will be getting a 9-5 shift each week for the next few weeks, and a 6-2 next week. Adjusting my sleep with my before work routine will be interesting.
I am finding that knowing my stock investment is rising in value is presenting a challenge. I need to guard against dwelling on it and getting all my hopes in it succeeding. My hope needs to be in the LORD GOD Almighty. Any success I have in investing in the stock market is by His Grace. I must give no room, and no quarter, to mammon.
Read Luke 5:12-15.
A man with leprosy was healed by LORD Jesus. The man, seeing LORD Jesus, instead of crying out, “Unclean! Unclean!” to warn people away from himself went and threw himself down on his face at LORD Jesus’ feet. As I think about this I see a man who is humbling himself in public, regardless of what others might think or say. Do I humble myself in public? Or even in private like this man? LORD Jesus then did something unthinkable to the Jewish culture and law; He reached out and touched the leper. In Jewish culture and law, this would make LORD Jesus unclean, but the Power of Almighty GOD due to Holy Spirit resting upon Him instead made the leper clean. How often is it that someone comes to us in distress with some type of problem or illness, and we are touched by the problem and yet do nothing. Sometimes we offer well-wishes, or to pray for them the next time we pray; but why don’t we pray for them right there in the moment? Why don’t we humble ourselves before Almighty GOD and let His Power through Holy Spirit resting upon us bring life, health, healing, wholeness, deliverance, and peace to the person we are with? Are we embarrassed or ashamed because we are in public? Are we afraid we won’t see the Power of Almighty GOD made manifest and look like a fool? I know I am guilty of these things. LORD GOD help me!