Don't Give Up

Thursday, September 7, 2017

My jam today has been Hezekiah Walker's Don't Give Up. Things in our area aren't back to normal because you can't get back to normal after a hurricane rips through town. What you can do is persevere towards the new normal. That's where we are folks. 

A lot of folks went back to work this week and traffic has been intense. It's funny to type that sentence because Houston traffic is intense by definition. There are many roads that are still blocked, parking garages still flooded, you get the point. We're all trying to stay positive and push towards the new normal. 

My family and I are well and we are thankful for all God's blessings. We are also thankful that we can be a blessing to others. 

These days I have been thinking a lot about how my grandparents were a blessing to others, no matter how difficult life was for them. They called it "work for Jesus." Whether it meant to give a plate of food to a hungry neighbor or make weekly visits to different church members, their goal was to be as Jesus was in this world. He went around doing good, so my grandparents did the exact same thing. I'm aiming to live such a life: one that reflects the Lord Jesus in my actions.

The temperature was mild FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE JANUARY. Sorry but if you are in our area, this is very significant. I went for a run (duh!) and we all enjoyed walking outside for longer than 5 seconds. We are thankful for the change of seasons. 

I just wanted to give a quick update on how we are doing. There is a lot of good to be done. I'm glad that I have the Lord Jesus as my guide. I'm glad many are sharing of the blessings they have in their hands. 

Have an amazing night my friend.