We have been homeless when it comes to a church since late last summer. No need to hash that all out again, but the fact is....we are homeless and I don't like it.
We spent the fall visiting a church and then we decided around Christmas that we should visit somewhere else for a few months. Must keep it fair and all. Or keeping it fair and all might turn out to mean we still don't have a church again this summer.
Well, today's sermon was FABULOUS!!!! I mean the kind I'll remember for a long while. One tiny piece was this.....
In Fran's words this is how I heard it and applied it to my life....
"I love my family sooooooo very much. I mean don't we all? I'd do anything for my husband or kids. We hear parents say it all the time and once you become one you'll do anything for those kids. Yes, I'd walk through fire and take death for them if I had to. I sacrifice left and right for those kids. I'll go anywhere for those kids. I'll do whatever I can for those kids. My entire family is my life.........
However, they are NOT MY GOD."
Ouch. You can read these for yourself.
Again....I love my job....but, it's not my god.
I love my house....but, it's not my god.
I love my friends....but, they aren't my god.
I love to workout....but, it's not my god.
I love my church.....but, it's not my god.
I'm going to make sure that I don't put anyone or any thing above or before the one true God in my life.
Let's take a moment to evaluate where our heart is. I know I need to.
Mark 12: 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'f]"> 31The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'g]"> There is no commandment greater than these."