Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1LW #4 and a Sermon

Being positive is harder than I thought it would be. Yesterday morning I was frustrated when I left the house and kept telling myself, "God this is Yours." Easier said than done, does praying like this work? Sometimes I don't really know what the right words are, sometimes I just pray to myself that God is in control of ______.

Sunday, as Hubs and I sat through church listening, I kept thinking, "he's gonna wanna talk about this later." {I didn't mean it in a good way} We frequently talk about the sermon after church and discuss what we learned or how if was related to us {it's always related to us somehow}. This week Hubs didn't make the first move so I thought I would. I mentioned the sermon that evening and hubs gave me the run down of how he thought it applied to him, and then he hesitated and asked me what I thought.

I had been prepping for this moment all day and blurted out my answers...and then started crying. Nice, right? he listened but didn't really have any insights for me. I think that as a married couple we frequently know each others struggles even if our spouse thinks they have it under wraps. I was busted, he already knew the things I was struggling with. So this week I am trying to take to heart the concept of the sermon on Sunday.

Give the Idols of my life to God.

Sounds so simple, one little sentence. It's HUGE and not as easy as I had hoped. I'm going to keep praying about it and trying to stay {Positive}. Lots of prayers, moments of frustration with my self and moments of humility.

I've included the video of this weeks sermon and I can't think of 1 person I know that wouldn't need to hear this. So here it is, the 1st in the series.

Counterfeit Love: Idols Defined from The Austin Stone on Vimeo.

These are the Idols of my life that I trying to give over to God daily...

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Desire for a now!

What are the idols in your life, what are you spending more time thinking about than praying about? Can you give them to God?

I would love to be a prayer warrior for you and always appreciate prayers myself.

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  1. Thanks for this fantastic post :) God is good!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

  2. this is an amazing and honey post!! thank you for sharing with us!! Remember (I have to remind myself sometimes) God is bigger than it all and through Him you can do anything. xoxo

  3. What a sweet and honest post. Thank you for sharing and I'm so proud of you for starting the conversation first with your hubby!

  4. Lani, you're our most viewed for this week! YAY!! You're featured on the blog tomorrow morning (again...haha!)


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