I’m writing this to you from the LAND BEFORE TIME.
And, by that I mean, Thursday Feb 19.
So, before Sunday. You get it.
I am currently in Portland celebrating my ALMOST sister in law’s bachelorette weekend. Her and my brother get married NEXT WEEKEND. WOO!
Anyway, I have to keep it short and sweet today, because I have to still do ALL THE THINGS before we leave tomorrow.
Also, just wanted to let you know that Sunday reflections are going to get cut back to every OTHER week. I sorry! It’s just hard too add another post a week (I already have SO many to do, and only so much time.) PLUS, I feel that right now I am kinda learning the same thing every week (how to not count calories and but my fears about that on God.)
There are only so many times you want to hear that. 😉
Sermon: “The Mountain of Hope Against Hope” by Pastor Orlando of City Bible Church North Sound.
Synopsis: The sermon outlines the story of Abraham. It starts with Paul talking about Abraham’s life in Romans and how “he was the father of many nations, didn’t weaken in his faith, had confidence in God’s power and promise etc.” Pastor Orlando pointed out that, after hearing about Abrahams faith, it makes us feel like our faith isn’t enough. But, Paul is just showing us the “headlines.” He doesn’t show us the “story behind the glory.”
Behind all of that Abraham awesomeness is a man who had times of hopelessness, times of not trusting God, and he even LAUGHED at God, when He told him that Sara was going to have a baby. But, Paul doesn’t tell us about that.
I LOVE this, because I feel it is SO common to “only see the headlines” or the “Good parts” of people’s lives. Think about social media. Do people post the bad parts of their lives on Instragram?
Does that girl that you envy because she is SO pretty post a picture of herself RIGHT out of bed or only on a date night when her hair is extra styled and eyelashes extra curly? Does that person with the “perfect body” tweet about how their life is driven by counting calories (and yes I realize that those two examples are my struggles, but this is why this sermon hit me.)
You don’t know what people are going through, so don’t compare yourself to them. Don’t compare your faith, your job situation (maybe that person that got a promotion missed out on quality family time to get it) or anything else.
It’s SO SO SO hard to do this with “LOOK AT MY AWESOME LIFE” posted everywhere around us, but I think it’s so important to really learn how to be okay with our own headlines, and not wish ours were someone else.
You don’t know the whole story.
That’s it for today! Enjoy your day peeps!