Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, For my heart rejoiced in all my labor; And this was my reward from all my labor.

Ecclesiastes 2:10 NKJV

It makes sense to me. Especially since I’ve started working one year, I think I would want to satisfy my desires for the work I’ve been doing seems tough.

Verse of the Morning

And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death.

MSG 1 Corinthians 13:3-7 💟

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.
1 Corinthians 13:3‭-‬7 MSG

The Message version of the Bible.

What do you think about different versions of the Bible?

I think it can be helpful in understanding but I also consider what God says in Revelation about adding to this book or taking away from it.

This Is Deep…

“NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].”
Hebrews 11:1 AMPC

By memory, now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

I’m on my list day of Rear Guard, a devotional that can be found on the YouVersion app. Tonight or this morning, its 12:09 AM eastern time, tonight this devotional reading and the scripture with it had encouraged me. I’m in a place where I want to change jobs immediately. I miss being home. The truth is I’d rather work part time because I have spent so much, I have financial debt to pay. It sucks. Truly. I want to slow down, press pause on my life, but this I know I cannot do. Honestly though, if I shall work I’d really want it to be a job I can do from home. I’m ranting I think. Not in anger but in something else. Sadness?

Back to the devotional!

Rear Guard by Kennetra A. Bryant ED. D. By the Holy Spirit

I like to say by the Holy Spirit because it it is biblical work and it is truly from the bible, about God then I believe it must be influenced by the Holy Spirit.

In Need of Love

Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others]. [Prov. 10:12.]
1 Peter 4:8 AMPC

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 KJV

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 NIV