Monday, March 23, 2009

To seek or not to seek.....

Well, hello. How are ya? I was kinda gone last week. Ya know....Spring break and all. It was FABULOUS AND WONDERFUL AND PEACEFUL AND RESTFUL AND AWESOME! And, now it's over. Boo hoo. Woe is me.

Shoot.

I'm kinda mad.

And sad.

Now it's time for me to put my grown-up brain back to work and see if I can spit something out of any intelligence whatsoever. (No comment, ok? Thanks.)

I tried all day to think of something to write about. I even prayed. "God, please give me something to share."

Nothing.

Nada.

Zip.

Obviously, it's going to take me a day or two to get back into the routine of things. My brain apparently all but shuts down during breaks of any kind when we go on hiatus around here.

But, then I remembered!!!! A week ago in Nashville. YES!!! I have something to share that was awesome!!! I visited the fabulous Crosspoint church and the beloved Pete Wilson. His better half was at early service and I completely missed her. I'm still sad about it. I know we'd be best buds if we just lived a smidget closer. ;)

Ok, so the scripture that Pete preaches on that Sunday is one of my FAVORITES y'all. Here it is. We all know it. We all love it. Read along with me.....

Matthew 6:33-34 "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

I want to shout a hearty "AMEN!" at the end of that scripture. Anyone else?? Yeah, we got some trouble in one given day.

Ok...I won't give you my notes, because goodness knows I took a mess of 'em, but here are the high points.

1. We must have time with God. We won't grow at all if we aren't doing this. Jesus set a great example for this in Mark 1:35.

2. We must have community with others. Don't be a person that just skims relationships. Invest in people. Jesus was always with people and he was never distracted by the noise around him.

3. We must serve with passion. Don't be focused on your kingdom. Ephesians 2:10 tells us we are created in Christ Jesus to do good works.

4. _____________ We are to fill in this blank. We are to find the thing that is missing. What is missing in my life that is keeping me from seeking him first? Or.....what do I need to get rid of that is keeping me from seeking him first???

Ok, that's it. Good stuff huh??? Write these down in your Bible or on a sticky note and put beside the scripture in your Bible.

I'm all about seeking him first. But, I've got some serious work to do!!

Press on sweet friends! I love y'all. Happy to be back with you. I'm taking it up a notch. How about you?

Hugs and blessings~

7 comments:

beckyjomama said...

Good stuff Sista ... I would love to hear more!

HisTreasuredPossession said...

Wonderful! I'm in a great time to invest in Him and His Word as I scuttle about the country. Gonna be lookin' at new ministry opps. and a body of Believers living the thing out.

Thanks for sharing Fran. So glad to know we're sojourning together!!

Dori said...

Okay, God...I hear you loud and clear!! :)

That is two things I've gotten this morning (your blog post and a Tweet) that are telling me to stop jumping head first into my day -- even the "good things" of my day like serving my family -- without meeting with Him first!!

Fran, have a great day, friend!! One day I'm just going to head to your neck of the woods and sit with you a spell! (Why am I talking like Willard Scott???)

Blessings,
Dori

P.S. "pokade" pronounced "poe-KADE" -- a virtual parade on Facebook where friends take an entire day and poke one another back and forth. (I think it is time for Round Two of your little word verification game!!)

Fran said...

No kidding y'all....get with Him FIRST. All I did this morning before I got out of bed was pray for the morning. After the kids are out the door, then I'll truly sit with him. Baby steps for me.

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Patty said...

You know if I don't start my day off with God and His Word my attitude stinks and they all get on my last nerves. I get on my nerves.

There is just something about the morning hours with God that I like and it is usually while the rest of the house is asleep.

I asked God this very morning to give me the desire to want to spend with him, not something I check off on my to do list. :)
Love you!
Patty

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