August 11, 2016

8:00pm

     Attempting to complete the mandatory portion of my journal now, before it is TOO late in the evening… my goal is to devote the majority of my reading and writing time to studying the Word. It would seem to me that I’ve been reading plenty, but that’s just it… I have been reading; supplementary materials… not the Bible itself… I would presume that this is one of the subtle attacks of the enemy, to make me believe, by a state of egomania, that I am up on reading my Bible and that all is well, until temptation challenges me, and in my weakness (spiritual) I fall flat on my face… devil wants our souls– and I want jesus but that is effective in action– not idleness. Bookstore (2 hour outing) should be approved. I got my pass filled out and turned in today. Three individuals that I have a pretty good relationship with are going with me also. We are going to have a great time… I mean, it’s something to look forward to. Things seemed to have smoothed out with my roommate… being around him, in many ways, helps me to practice and develop new behaviors. I’m thrilled by the rate that God has instilled in me to pick up on subtle lessons He is teaching me by His Spirit… Life is different when you are walking with the Creator of all things… you know you are never alone and that you are “kept,” and not by a faltering hand– but a faithful one.

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