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One Good Thing Every Day: January 2, 2013

“Which one should I write in first?” I asked my ten-year-old as I set out three new journals.

“That one,” he said, pointing to the one with a wood-carved cover bearing the names of Christ.

“Why that one?”

“Because it looks most like a Bible. If a robber comes, he won’t steal that one.”

Smiling at his logic, I began writing in the journal. But, I was unable to derail myself from his train of thought. I asked myself, “What robs the day?” My motives? My lack of motivation? My insistence? My indecision? How do I secure myself against…myself? What is my defense? Then came the answer.

John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Psalm 119:11

I have hidden your word in my heart
    that I might not sin against you.

With those words safely locked in my mind and my heart, I entered my day, knowing “If a robber comes, he won’t steal this one.”


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