Thursday, December 18, 2008

I am a College Graduate!

Well, I have finished my last final this morning. :) As I was driving to school this morning, I was praying that He would help me on my exam. After I asked Him for His help, I starting thinking about how amazing it is that I don't even deserve to live, no less be able to ask for His help on something as small as an exam and Him help me, yet He chooses to bless me with both life and help in the small things. It is incredible! I really can't fathom it. His love far exceeds what I can even imagine. I was talking with a friend about Psalm 40 this evening. Take a look at verses 1-5.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear and will trust in the LORD. How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, and has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; there is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count.

God's faithfulness is so constant. I have so often turned my own way. I am prone to wander from Him. To often, my heart seeks what I desire rather than what He desires. Oh, that I would trust the Lord and turn away from pride and falsehood. I need Him more than ever. The head knowledge that comes from graduating is great, and I know that the many hours of school was not wasted effort, but I also know that knowledge brings pride with it. I pray that He would keep me humble when my heart starts to be prideful. I need Him more than ever.


Nella Camille said...

Kudos, Daniel :) I'm so excited for you! Those are great verses. It is so amazing that God loves us:

"Lord, what moved your heart
to love lowly man
before any star
could herald your praise
And why did you come
abasing yourself,
veiled in a robe
of frail human clay?"

Such fathomless love!

~Nella Camille

Sophia said...

Congratulations! wow! computer major! That's really good. Great verses. You've inspired me...I'm going to memorize those! I've read them before but it's never hit me like this! Wow! Really nice! Again, congrats!