RE Verse reading–Isaiah 30:1-17, 31:1 (day three) “Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3) With Stephen Carrell’s departure, I am confronted with one of my most characteristic sins–overwork. So much to do! I am tempted to try in the power of the flesh what can only be accomplished by the Spirit of God. It is the opposite of trust and therefore the opposite of power. Will you pray for me? Without the Spirit’s help (and a repentance that He has been teaching me for years) I will end up like the people of Isaiah’s day. I will have plans that are not God’s and solutions that are not of the Spirit. ( See vs 1-2 in today’s reading) Maybe you know something of this same struggle. If so, I appreciate your prayers and promise mine for you as we follow the Mark 1:35- Savior into a busy and lost world. Blessings, dear friends.