* a new attitude …

Posted on November 14th, 2010 by melinda in The Church House

I keep walking around singing “this is the day that the Lord hath made, I will rejoice and be glad in it”.  No, I still can’t carry a tune in a bucket and yes I sound somewhat like a sheep bleeting, or so I’m told, but I do make a joyful noise on occasion.  What a beautiful morning it is to go spend some time with my church family, that I adore, at my church house, praising my Savior.  We had revival this past week, and I am very excited to see what areas in my life and our church the Lord will choose to use the lessons of this past week.  Personally, I know I needed some reviving.  It’s so easy to get down trodden in our daily lives, to get so caught up in the things going on around us, that we slowly but surely let our relationship with Christ take a back seat to life.  I don’t think it’s an intentional moving away, I just think we (or me) become overwhelmed and our focus shifts before we even realize it’s shifting.  In my own life, those shifts aren’t drastic, like I haven’t been out bar hopping or committing adultery or beating my dog, I simply begin to have less of a positive outlook, or a bitter attitude, maybe some gossip starts to slip in or excuses begin to over take area’s in which I have made commitments … it’s the small things that begin to draw you away from that rock solid center, and before you know it, there you are sitting at your church house wondering where it all went wrong, where did that feeling of jubilation go? why do you feel like it’s a struggle to be there? I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but if I am being honest, those things do happen to me.  I don’t know if I would call it back sliding or if I would just call it back drifting, but either way, sometimes I need to be reminded that we will have choices, struggles and fears and the answer to those things haven’t moved, I have. 

As I get dressed (yes, they still won’t let me wear my pajamas to church) to go to my church house this morning, I would sincerely like to ask you to pray for our church.  Pray that this week of revival will have been a blessing and encouragement to all of us.  Pray that we continue to seek God’s desire for direction, and not our own desires.  Pray that my Pastor, better known to you as mr. preacher man, will be filled and rejuvenated, he and his family have been thru a great loss, pray for him to know that peace that passes all understanding during this period of their lives.  And pray for me, that I will, along with our other church members, will go to our church house with the attitudes and desire that we as christians should have. 

And as an award for praying for those things … I promise not to record myself singing and posting it on the blog to torture you.  I hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed Sunday.


One Comment on “* a new attitude …”

  1. Marjorie Markham

    Cmon now, I could use a good laugh.

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