2011-06-23

Dear Father,
Cool! I think I’ll start a reading plan!! Ephesians 5:21-33 is today’s lesson. Hopefully I can keep this up… Anyway let’s go!
Marriage Like Christ and the Church
This passage is basically about what the Love & Respect book is talking about. Wives, submit to your husbands. Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her, to sanctify her by cleansing her with the washing of the water by the word… holy and blameless.
I know loving Stef won’t be hard since she’s so easy to love. My challenge is going to be how do I help lead someone who’s a natural leader? Stef’s a leader when it comes to bringing people to faith. Like I said earlier, she’s got a foundation that’s pretty strong and her strong will, never folding to peer pressure only helps her keep in faith. I need to keep up with devos and read more so I can be more close, so I can lead more…especially for my children. Fathers are supposed to be the role model for their children in terms of faith right?

Colossians 3:1-19 (I’m jumping ahead a day)…
Exhortations to Seek the Things Above
I need to shed some bad habits, especially getting drunk and cursing. I can control my tongue, and I should because I worship you with the same one. Not getting drunk is one of the harder things I have to change. I think for the most part I’m better, but when it comes to big occasions I kind of let go. Thanks for getting me through all of that by the way!! I’m glad we all got back safely for my bachelor party. I need to shed my old clothes still and I think part of that ties back into what I said before. I need to be closer to you, in a deeper relationship, I need to dive headfirst. I think in Pastor Larry’s words, I’m lukewarm. It saddens me… Maybe I go through the motions, but often times I surprise myself. I’ve helped Stef become a better person in terms of being nice to her mom and everything. Anyway, only you know what’s in my heart. Sometimes I still have bad habits… I know I need to change!!! Like my dad, I’m scared you will say to me when I stand before you, “I never knew you. Go away from me….” Just thinking of that sends chills down my spine!! Hopefully I will not disappoint you!
Love you!
-Lee

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