Arthur's been gone this week so it's seemed kinda long but he should be home tomorrow. Meanwhile, Isaac is in charge of a Bible Memory program at our church. I told him I really couldn't memorize. I work so hard on learning a verse only to have to do the same thing all over again the next day, and the next. Yes, he got me to sign up. It led us in a discussion about doing our best. Sometimes we say we can't do something, like talk in front of people, or memorize, but if someone offered us $10,000.00 we would all of a sudden find a way to do whatever it was. Sometimes our "can't" is our "won't".
I reminded the kids that whatever they do they should give it a 110%. What's that? Well, what most of us think is 100% really isn't. It all started when one of the guys came in and said they couldn't move another muscle it had been such a hard, long day. After talking about it, we decided that if we were in a concentration camp, with very little food, very little sleep, and likely no shoes, we'd find out we can work harder. So, the lesson is, to give God our very best whatever it is He calls us to do. Whether it's housecleaning, memorizing, cleaning barn, singing, playing hockey, whatever. How can we give God less than 110% when He gave his very Son for us.
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,
do it with thy might;.."