Readings this week: Psalm 19 + 16, Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 10:38-42
Sermon to watch: Silent Sermon by Steven Furtick http://elevationchurch.org/sermons/silent-sermons/
This week’s sermon is goooood. Definitely check it out. It gave me a lot of perspective on my own inner thoughts and my own ways. When people are near me do they smell the ash of my past or do they see the cross? Am I still bitter and angry at what has happened to me?
We are constantly preaching a “silent sermon.” Whether it is one of negativity or one of light is up to us. Ever since I graduated high school, I have had a sticky note posted to my vanity mirror reminding me of who I am. I have to ask myself every day, “Am I being the woman of God I want to be or the woman of Earth?” And some days I am neither… cast into a hopeless pit. But that’s when I turn to God and adjust the path that I’ve been walking. Sometimes it can take me days or weeks to catch myself!
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my redeemer.” -Psalm 19:14
Who is the person that you most look up to? Is it your pastor? Your neighbor? Your mom? Or a co-worker? More likely than not it’s a person who has lived a simple life, just loving Jesus and smiling in the storm. I don’t know about you all, but that’s what I want in life. To worship at Jesus’s feet in the darkness AND the light and for my children and my children’s children to see Jesus more in the little things I do. THAT is our silent sermon.