August 31, 2020

Bob Maas
“This is what the LORD says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight’.”
Jeremiah 9:23-24
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.”
Philippians 3:7-8

When I was born, I came in to the world with everything I needed to survive. God made me a multifaceted person with all the organs and systems I needed for structure, breathing, digesting, communicating, strength, reproducing and fighting diseases. In addition, He equipped me to think, have emotions, make decisions, be intuitive, form attitudes and develop a sense of what is right and wrong. All of my life I have been forming a way of viewing the world I live in, making judgments and discerning people, events and things based on what I believe. My prejudices and biases influence the way I interpret everything. The more I learn the more questions I have. Even though I have studied and learned many things, there is still an infinite amount of knowledge of which I am ignorant. However, there is one thing I know for certain. The Lord is more real to me than ever before and knowing Him more intimately is my greatest desire. I trust God with my future because no matter what happens, He is always here for me.