I Issue a Challenge…

And it’s not to climb to the top of Lewis Rocks like we did this past Saturday, but it’s to attempt to go the entire month of April without sinning. That might seem impossible to some, but with the Lord’s help, and our constant focus and dedication I believe we can achieve this goal.

One thing I suggested to the group in Gettysburg to help our daily focus is that we each read Psalm 119 every morning when we wake. I’m amazed every time I read that Psalm at the dedication of David. I believe in order for us to achieve this goal we must share the same attitude as David:

“With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.” –Psalm 119:145-148

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2 Comments to “I Issue a Challenge…”

  1. I have read Ps. 119 for the past two mornings. I think it will be interesting to see how more and more of it becomes familiar as I keep reading. Already, yesterday I thought several times, “Oh, yes, that thought is put so well,” or, “I hadn’t thought of it like that before…”

    A good challenge. I appreciate you thinking of it and acting on it.

  2. I used to read that Psalm a lot when I was a sophomore in college, and was very busy (taking 18 hours one semester, while working). It was great for focus and motivation.

    I was inspired when I read your challenge. If I understand the Bible, it is possible for us to not sin – we just fail in our attempts. But, that does not mean that we can’t live a sinless day/week/month, etc.

    I’ll pray for you and request your prayers for me as we focus on living a sinless life.

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