Welcome back to Sunday…THE BIG GAME DAY!
Which means there are probably negative 2 of you reading this. I wasn’t going to post today BUT there will be a break next Sunday, and I didn’t want to go two weeks IN A ROW.
Anyway. Now that I’ve explained nothing that important, here’s my thoughts!
Sermon: “Connections to The Chatterbox” By Pastor Andrew of City Bible Church (This was the church that Caleb and I attended when I moved down to the states, and we lived in Bellingham WA.)
Synopsis: This sermon was beginning a series on the reasons why we need to learn how to disconnect from the “chatterbox.” The “chatterbox” is any voice that you hear, and listen to, that IS NOT God’s.
Here are 4 of my favorite outcomes that Pastor Andrew gave to show what happens when he keep connected to “The Chatterbox”
- You listen to the wrong voice: When you keep connected to things other than God’s voice, you choose to listen to the WRONG voice. It doesn’t take much to know that can wreak a whole ton of havoc on your life.
- You don’t confront YOURSELF. You blame things like the Devil and Spiritual warfare for all the icky stuff going on inside your brain/life. NOW, don’t get me wrong, I totally believe those can be a part of it but, sometimes, it’s really just YOUR OWN stinkin’ thinkin’ and you need to have your mind renewed.
- You destroy your destiny – Not only do you destroy your own destiny when you’re listening to the wrong voice, but you can destroy OTHER’S destiny because you don’t allow yourself be used in their life the way that God intended for you to.
- Deception vs distortion – You let the enemy take one small element of truth and distort it WAY out of proportion to deceive you.
Pastor Andrew also noted that sometimes you can’t COMPLETELY disconnect from the “Chatterbox” but you CAN learn how to block it.
I feel like I always talk about the same thing – my food issues. But, it’s really just what I am working at really hard right now. I really enjoyed this sermon because it really solidified my belief that I have been listening to the wrong voice and that fighting against that is the right thing to do. There have definitely been some really scary times in these last few weeks, and I have wondered if it was “worth it.” But, this helped show me the negative outcomes of listening to the wrong voice. I really loved his point about not confronting yourself, as this is something that I really haven’t done. I haven’t come to terms with the fact that maybe some of my problems could really just be solved by me thinking nice thoughts about myself, you know? It just seems SO simple, that I never thought it would help. But, it’s definitely something that I am going to work on.
Obviously Deception vs Distortion also really spoke to me. Every single day the devil take one small iota of truth “if you eat that you’ll get fat because calories cause fat.” Yes, that could be true if I ate 2 entire cheesecakes a day. But it isn’t going to happen when I eat my morning egg whites and oatmeal. It’s just not.
Anyway. That it! Remember, see you in TWO WEEKS! Happy Sunday 🙂 GO SEAHAWKS.
P.s I totally don’t care about football. Just thought I should throw that out there, since I live in Seattle and all 😉