Monday, February 21, 2011

Which way am i going?

Yesterday was the first time I've heard  (almost an entire) sermon in I don't know how long! Rod and I taught the toddler class at church for so long I can't remember how long, and although I loved it, I was ready for a break! So another lady volunteered to take my spot, and miraculously, Mercie went to class with Eli without a word of complaint, Mikaela goes to children's church, and Silas fell asleep in the nursery when I was feeding him, so I got to sit in church with Rod without any children or distractions for the first time in forever! It was so relaxing, and the sermon was really convicting.

He made one statement that really struck a chord with me and Rod. He said, "Every decision you make, you are either taking a step toward God and toward righteousness, or you are taking a step away from God." That really makes me look at every thing I do differently. When you put your daily decisions, even simple ones, into that perspective, it really causes you to think...

He also talked about why we "cling" to certain sins, and why we can't just let them go. They hinder us, they cause us to stumble, to keep us from experiencing uninhibited fellowship with God, yet we just can't LET THEM GO. That was rather convicting to me, because there are a few sins that I am having a problem letting go. And why? They are SIN...SIN...SIN...Nothing good comes from sin, it's only enjoyable temporarily, it makes you feel guilty, it puts strain on your relationship with God...so why can't we sling that sin off?

Just a few thoughts that I've been pondering this morning. Which way am I going? Toward God? Or away from God?

4 comments:

MandyMom.com said...

Such a reminder! Our pride has us clinging to sin as if it is of some value to us. I remember one pastor saying, "It's like clinging to a pile of manure and refusing to take the gold brick God has gifted us!"

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Amen and amen.

Walking in His Grace said...

Great post! Sin is so hard to let go, yet so easy to give into. Surrendering fully to Christ is a great challenge, because our flesh is so weak and is naturally pulling us in the opposite direction! I have a lot of things I need to let go as well ... because I realize that having sin in my life grieves the Holy Spirit's work in my life. Ya know? So yeah! Good post! It was a blessing to me. :)

blessedmomto8 said...

OH, that's a tough one, thanks for the reminder. I know where I WANT to step but need to be more concious~!