Ramping up for the Big Reveal.
Have you ever tried really hard not to do something?
“Don’t touch those.. just leave them be…They’re Momma’s special communion cups”
She sits there with hands clasped and it’s just too much she has to touch them.
When we try really hard to NOT do something…all we are doing is obsessing about that one thing.
We think about ourselves…”I can’t do suchandsuch”
We obsess about the things we don’t want to do…”I can’t do___________ I made a resolution to not do _________ anymore.”…fill in the blank with your latest obsession…eat to much, eat unhealthy, be short with the kids. You know what you routinely beat yourself up over.
Then the cycle plays out:
1.) We obsess about not doing something
2.)So we fail and do it
3.)Enter: guilt and self pity and beating yourself up over it.
4.)Make new resolution to Not do it again.
~Second verse same as the first.
So in the end you have been obsessing on NOT doing X,Y and Z… but you have accomplished being obsessed with self….because that is what guilt, self pity and beating yourself up truly are… Just another way to keep you centered on your self.
Okay are you with me?….because I have somethings to share…. and it is so incredibly simple it will rock your world like a high pitched note. If you can implement what I will share with you this week it will forever change your world. I am not trying to be slick with a cliff hanger here… I just want to ease you into it.. because when I grasped it… and I mean really grabbed hold….
Well it must be big because the backlash was big enough to …well let’s just say it was way bigger then goldfish in my driveway.
(fingers hovering over the keyboard)
Sheesh it would be so much easier if you could all come over to my house and paint in my kitchen and drink hot chocolate and I could tell you everything….
Okay so…. part one: Stop obsessing on “not sinning”… stop trying to not tick God off….It’s feeding your flesh. The very act of YOU thinking about how YOU can stop doing X,Y,and Z is you being self absorbed and dressing it up as holiness.
(…eeking out: Head’s up, the Pharisees concentrated on not sinning, it’s what kept them in business …Jesus concentrated on relationship, it’s what made him the Messiah)
If you are finding this post via the archives…Here is what happens next: You never knew just how much
*I have so much to be thankful for…but I don’t want you to loose what I wrote so I will stick to just a few:
1.)Communion on Sunday in my house with awesome people all with hearts willing and excited to see what He will do.
2.)Friends who will sit and listen to all that I went through this past week and nod validation….no doubt, no judgement…just bolstering friendship.
3.)What water paint and hot chocolate can do to any day.
4.)A hardworking husband who presses hard against evil schemes.
5.)A man who stands up on Sunday morning and seems to grow 5 inches taller as anointing falls on him only to raise him taller….tears in our eyes as we watch you grow.
6.)Watching all my children up front on Sunday… some playing the music…all others ministering in prayer… those little hands on leaders backs just in true prayer.
7.)All the brave-enough readers who asked for words and verses… Loved it!!!! I loved praying for each one and seeing what was chosen…(There is still time for anyone else… I will gladly pray and pick ones for anyone else…just leave a comment Requesting a word….check here for explanation on Words of Knowledge to see if you are interested.)