Hosanna lost to the 'Amazon' team last night (these were some big and tall girls and they were really good at VB). Our girls held their own in the last game and we had the lead for a while but we just couldn’t stop their attack. They had some deadly spikes from the sides by two left handed girls among other techniques and strategies that were hard to defend against. We learned a lot. The place was full of energy with 3 different courts playing simultaneously. No lack of excitement that is for sure. It was a good experience for the team. So, in the end we made it to the top 8 teams level. There were other teams we could have played before this one that we probably would have beat, but that is not how the dice rolled for us. To God be the Glory. There is always next year. . .
Today is Friday. Stop and calmly think of that.
Here are some really good scriptures – they are all good but you know how some apply more so on some days than do others. These are like a “spiritual buffet” for the soul, reviving the hope of those that believe and follow the LORD.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And
He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret -- it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the LORD, They shall inherit the earth. 10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the LORD upholds him with His hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore.
28 For the LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever.
Psalm 39:7 7 "And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.
That sums it up - my hope in in Him. Have a great weekend and I hope you accomplished everything you want to this weekend.