Because I am a visual learner...I discovered this gift to bring home her message a little more. While I suspect it was created for the corporate/secular world, it was not difficult for me to watch it through the lens of hope and faith in Christ. Walk the Talk
I do not know why or how I get so off track...trying to do the RIGHT thing!
But, I do know that if I was truly walking the talk that I preach and journal, I would not become so emotionally, physically, and spiritually tired as I have been these last few weeks. Still, I have the promise that God still loves me and that he will continue to send nourishing crumbs my way.
Tomorrow I am preaching on John 14:1-14. While I love this entire passage, there are verses that stand out for me today:
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.Using my thoughts from journaling with Macrina, I am using the image of "home" within my sermon. What do we think of when we think of "home"?
As I have worked on this sermon, I thought back to BPC's Homecoming last year. Phil and Rhonda Foley joined us for worship and sang a song by Al Denson...Take Me To the Cross.
Why do I forget?
Why do I forget that I am not created to "impress" or "be all things" or...whatever it is that gets me so off track?
Jesus said, "29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:29-30
When I am feeling harried, it isn't Jesus' yoke I'm carrying.
A day of pancakes, popcorn, cherry coke....and a lot of love and a lot of laughs.
Yesterday, during those hours Jesus' yoke did feel light. Sometimes I forget I do not have to be "doing" all the time.
Sometimes Jesus' yoke is simply being present in the cleaning of my house. Seriously!! : )
Working on today's entry I discovered a song by Josh Groban. I hesitate to call it a crumb, because it seems much more. Still, I know I'm still at a place I could not handle a large feast...
Amen and amen!!
Many Blessings ~ Sandi