Sunday, November 1, 2009

About Him

Greetings and Holykisses,

Did ya'll enjoy your extra hour of sweet slumber? It felt positively wonderful didn't it? I put flannel sheets on our bed yesterday and our lil nest was so comfy and warm. Having a whole extra hour of rest snuggled in them .... was sheer *bliss.*

I've been thinking, about our sermon this morning. It was from:

2 Corinthians 11:1-4

"Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly; and indeed bear with me. For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from
the simplicity that is in Christ.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."


Our Pastor talked about many things today but the message heard most by my heart was about the simplicity that's in Christ.

The simplicity found in .... *knowing Him!*
Believing that Jesus died on that cross for our sins. Believing He rose again 3 days later from the dead. And believing He's coming again.

Being a christian is a relationship with the One who died in your place.
If we trust anything or anyone else, then our trust in misplaced.

This question was asked today:

What are YOU trusting in?

I put my trust in the Lord, but as I reflected, a lifetime of different answers flooded my heart. In times past, many things .... and people did I place my trust in. Even my *self.*

Yesterday, I started going through some of our Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. I can hardly wait to put up our Christmas tree. -- and our Pastor actually brought up Christmas today and asked us to remember the last toy we were given at Christmas. This pierced me abit, because, when I started jotting things down last years gifts, I couldn't remember them all.

Then my mind went to the gifts I gave to other people last year? I couldn't remember half of those either. Yet, at Christmas time, how "important" I make all the STUFF.

The most important One at Christmas, is Jesus; and He is the reason we celebrate in the first place. I'm amazed that even though I already know that... how easily all the stuff tries to take precedence. Don't get me wrong, I still look forward to all the decorating, baking, and I've already started buying a few things. But CHRIST is who I want to be about...- and not only at CHRISTmas time but all the time.

My thoughts also went to my checkbook, because it tells another chapter of my story; more stuff that I sometimes make too important in life. Much of what I do, can be found hidden within numbers inside my checkbook. Okay, so maybe not all of it corrupts, but... some of it does. Like... the books and magazines I buy that often tempt me to read them, before I read my bible.

From now on, when I wake up in the morning, in those cozy, flannel sheets; I hope to be mindful to refocus daily. Otherwise, the *stuff* in this world tends to bombard me, and sometimes begins to take over without my even realizing it.

CHRIST.

It's all
about
HIM.





Have a wonderful day!!

11 comments:

Meg said...

Great explanation of the sermon.
I preached at our church today and the message was all about Paul and his zeal and passion both before and after his conversion to Christ. God took Paul's zeal to persecute the church and turned it into a passion to evangelize the unsaved world to Christ. Paul was a pretty intense guy but he allowed the Holy Spirit to totally change his way of thinking. Of course the bright light and the totally blindness left no doubt who he was dealing with. But are we as receptive to the things of God when our theology is shaken by the prodding of the Holy Ghost??? His Food For Thought Meg

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

This got me to thinking about my Christmas gift giving and recieving from last year, and the only thing I can remember getting is a handmade sweatshirt with all the grandkids images on it, so nice! Very thoughtful post. SO sorry to hear about your oven!

Heather @ Life Abundantly said...

What a great post! A blessing!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Wonderful word today Lea, I need to refocus too in the morning, and to make sure I know who I am trusting in. Thank you for sharing,
Blessings,
Sue

ozjane said...

You remind me of a sermon I preached some years ago about "stuff" Our congregation who knew me well hid their amusement just a wee bit that I...the queen of stuff...should be preaching this sermon.
Somehow I think it made more impact in the end.....and yes I am trying to deal with "stuff"

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
((Hugz))) Oh Yes the simplicity of the Lord. I have been praticing simplicity I don't know if it is just my age or just plain tired of too much stuff lol. Jesus wanted the gospel so simplified that even the little children could understand. I think I'll pursue more of simplicity I'm beginning to find treasures in it.

Luv ya Lorie

Jamey said...

Wonderful post and thoughts to ponder. Have a blessed week. :)

Yolanda said...

Lea,

Thank you for encuraging us with the truth of God's word.

Simplicity


He is easy (simple) and the world is hard (chaos, busy, difficult).

Love you so much and appreciate God using you to speak into my own daily life.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

From the Heart said...

Your posts, as always, are good and always give me a lift. I'm trying to catch up. I can't seem to get back to posting, maybe I'll start with WFW on Wednesday. I've missed everyone but we had a great time at the beach with all of my family and my husband's family.
Need your prayers,
AliceE.

Debra said...

Beautiful post, my friend. Cozy with Christ in everything.

Love you!

Denise said...

Saying prayers for you, and loving you my sis.