Monday, January 14, 2008

a new member of this house

today we are getting the new puppy! i'm excited and yet...apprehensive. i need to have a spirit of hope and of flexibility. this week is going to be tough. i need to place my interests aside.

phil 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

yep, like i said, it will be tough. i don't like to put other above myself. i have to be willing to share my puppy, to love my puppy even in the dark cold nights, to be thankful for the current trials knowing...

rom 5:3-5
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
{and hope does not put us to shame}