What an awesome day today (10-14-2007) has already been .. Makes me think of this beautiful song .. I mainly wanted to write this post for myself to remember what today has done in my life .. 1st Sunday school was sad & Happy .. SAD: because we had no kids in our class this morning. HAPPY: because me and my mom got to go into ROBYN'S class ( collage and career ) and what a blessing her class was Not only for the fellowship with her,Linda and my mom But todays lesson was about Nebuchadnezzar and how this man only thought of himself and everything had to be about him .Robyn asked us who we thought of that was high in power or anyone we could think of that was famous that seemed to have it ALL . She had mention Britney Spears and OH boy what an perfect example of a precious life that is searching for something that will bring HER happiness ( successful career , marriage , children & Money ) and we all know there is ONLY one person that can fill this void that her and so many are missing in their Life. That is the one and only True God who brings true happiness and Joy beyond words.. When we think WE can find this out in Life on our own how quickly we Fall without God and his Son Jesus. How quick I am to see how my life comes short also in this area of trying to keep ME out of things that I do throughout my day and and keeping God 1st in all things that I do, and to bring Glory to him in everything that I / we do .
Then this mornings Message with our Pastor really touched my heart and made me so sappy . The message was about making a difference in peoples lives and How no matter how small or big , the blessings come to those who step out and help others when you do it as onto the Lord as it is said in
Colossians 3 :23
And what so ever you do , Do it heartily as to the Lord and not unto men .
How many times have I done things to get acknowledgment for what I have done or to bring attention to ME Oh Lord please help me to keep living in your will and help me to always keep you 1st in all I do and giving you the glory , for all things I do are your gifts of love for me to share with others and bring them to YOU Lord .I have failed so many times and Praise God for His never ending Mercy and Grace on me .. For Grace is God giving me something I DO NOT deserve ( Such as eternal Life in heaven when I die ) and Mercy is NOT giving me something I DO deserve ..( as in an eternal life in hell for my sins ) Great example of how our Heavenly father shows us Grace and Mercy is this story below ...
It was one of those priceless moments that comes to all families. As I sat around the kitchen table with my almost-adult children, they began to share some of their childhood secrets. One said: "Mom, do you remember when the slats kept falling out of Ben's bed, and we told you we didn't know why? We were jumping on it."
I said, "I know."
"Did you know I didn't eat my lima beans? When I excused myself to go to the bathroom during dinner, they were in my napkin and got flushed."
"I suspected as much when I saw the bulging napkin accompanying you."
"Do you remember the peanut butter sandwich you found in the VCR slot? I put it there. It was the perfect size."
And once again, I said, "I figured."
Finally, one of my oldest daughters laughed and said, "I can't believe you still loved us."
I smiled to myself and thought, "It was easy, because you are my own."
The lord works in so many ways and today's SS lesson and Sunday morning message all ties in together .. I don't want to be like Nebuchadnezzar Lord help me to put others 1st and keeping the ME out of it, and to show your glory by using me for YOU & your purpose !
This morning message Pastor Brad also mentioned a story of a nightlight .. One of his points in the message was Try and meet others needs with our talents and gifts the Lord has given YOU( weather its being a Sunday school teacher, working in the kitchen , cleaning staff , bus ministry you name it ...) ... Just like a night light small in size But serves as a mighty tool in helping us not to trip in the middle of the night That is Just like how our talents and gifts God has given each one of us .. The night light can't be a chandelier ( Big and Bright and sooo beautiful .. How boring it would be if we all have the same talents and gifts don't you think ?) But the night light has a BIG job to do just as like the body of our church ,meeting the needs of others .. What the chandelier can not do, the night light fills the gap with what it can do. Just like the Church, IF everyone did what God gave them as their talent / Gift We all work together for the Glory of God . No one talent or gift out shines the other for we are all in the same church body / Family of God .. Just like my friend Linda said the other day she wishes she could sing like Charlotte Churchill But she has come to know that is NOT her gift .. We see so many talents/ gifts others have and want what they have ( human nature I suppose ) But God has given us all a talent and Just like there is ONLY 1 YOU , There is only things that YOU can do to bring glory to our Heavenly father, That others Can NOT ... YOU be the night light !!
Have a Fabulous Sunday girls ..
God bless you all