Monday, January 18, 2010

daily text 1/18

Monday, January 18th, 2010
"If any one of you is lacking in wisdom, let him keep on asking God, for he gives generously to all." (James 1:5)

Discouragement can easily distort our judgment. (Proverbs 24:10) We might grow weary of some aspect of sacred service and begin to feel that we have done enough over the years, thinking that perhaps it is time for others to carry the load. Or we might wish to have a more “normal” life. However, ‘exerting ourselves vigorously’ and “always having plenty to do in the work of the Lord” will safeguard our heart. (Luke 13:24; 1 Corinthians 15:58) At times, we may need to make difficult decisions, and the right course to take may not be readily evident. Would we then be tempted to take matters into our own hands? Whenever we find ourselves in such situations, we would be wise to ask Jehovah to help us. Our heavenly Father will give us the holy spirit we need so that we can make good decisions.—Luke 11:9, 13.
(Watchtower issue: 08/15/08, 2:17, 18)

*We had such a good talk at the meeting today which touches on this topic, and brought out some points I'd never even thought about before (which I'll post later) because first, I wanna try to find the article that the speaker mentioned in the talk so I can post that along with a summary of what he said