—Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (31 August,"'My Joy...Your Joy'")
Letting that "subtle irritability" creep in a lot lately. It's a pitfall of my personality and character, in my journalling and elsewhere. I even tune lots of stuff out, simply because it falls into the "cares of this world" category, but narcissism gets the best of me and the cares of my world become inflated and, ultimately, suffocating.
Jesus set me free from that, if I'll walk in it.
Earl Grey tea with biscuits and fresh blackberry preserves this morning. Lunch with Heather today and Community Group this evening. And everything else I could ever need or desire has already been secured.
Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
—Civilla D. Martin, "His Eye Is On The Sparrow"