getting in the word

The title says it all. I just posted a comment on the siesta fiesta blog that I really need to get in the word more. And since I love to blog, why not combine the two. So I am going to try to post something from the word every Sunday. I am going to try to have a "just flip it open" moment and see what I get... here goes..... Ohhhhh that worked out well....
I flipped to 1Corinthians 12:14-30...go ahead and read it, I'll wait.

I think it really goes well with what I posted about us wanting what someone else has. It is again about the pit of insecurity. God never wanted what he led us to be, to become a weapon for the enemy to use, to use to tell us we are not needed, or important. That is not a God given thought pattern, it's a pit and a stronghold that needs to be broken, it is a lie for the one who wants nothing more than to destroy you.

The verse that stuck out the most was 26
It is again about getting to a place where we can truly rejoice for the good in others lives without have a pity party for ourselves. It is a hard battle to defeat that self centered thought life. I know I have not done it well, When I went through my divorce I found it hard to be happy when someone would tell me they were getting married. I have come along from that way of being. But there is another side to that verse. When one suffers we all suffer. I think as a church we have to make sure we are leaving our comfort zone to really be there for others, to lift each others up in prayer. I was thinking about Jesus when he was close to death and he asked his Friends to pray for him, but they kept falling asleep. I know I fall asleep alot when I should be more vigilant in praying for others.

8 comments:

Denise said...

I totally agree with your blog. And what's funny is we're happier people in general when we can be genuinely happy for others. You'd think it would be second nature but for some reason it seems to be a struggle for many of us.

Deborah said...

preach it girl...a devotional for us every sunday! yay! :)

StaceyStace said...

Yes, like Denise said, we avoid so much fretting and bitterness when we choose to be happy for someone else. I have to pray often that God would take away my competitive spirit and to be more sensitive to others. In Romans it says we are to "rejoice with those who rejoice" and "to weep with those who weep"...and..."never be conceited". Whoa.

Marilyn said...

Oh, girl, I don't know how you do it but every post....and I mean EVERY.....speaks to me in a direct and truthful way!
God is using you!

Thanks!
Marilyn in Mississippi

The Russ Family said...

I love reading your blog. I found it on Jeanne's. You always have such great insight. I will be sure to check it out every Sunday.

Ang baylis said...

When one suffers, we all suffer! WOW... I love that. It's SO true! I love your blog and I love what you share from your heart!
Love you!
Angie xoxo

Jeanne said...

You are doing your devotional book....blog style! :) Love ya

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing yourself with the world through this blog! It is so great to read and see what the Lord is putting on your heart to share. Let us all remember to be happy and truly rejoice with those who are happy! Lord I pray that you will continue to use Lori to share hope!