I have a confession to make. When I decided to start posting on Sundays, it was not for YOUR benefit, it was for MINE. I felt lacking in almost every way spiritually. I thought that if I posted about my short comings, maybe that would encourage me to fix those problems. I figured it I was having issues, then maybe others were also.
I do not mean to sound “preachy”, I only want to be encouraging. Please don’t take my posts the wrong way. We have been studying The War Room as our Sunday school lesson for the past couple of weeks. I mentioned to my sister the other day that I needed to do better with devotionals at home. Making time for prayer, what to study, how to interpret what I read, etc.
To my surprise, I went to the mailbox Saturday and there was an envelope from Amazon. I figured it was something Joe had ordered, but it was for me. My sister had ordered me the book, Draw the Circle (The 40 Day Prayer Challenge) by Mark Batterson. My first reaction was, “I can’t beleive she did that for me, how sweet.” My second reaction was, ” I can’t believe she did that for me, now I have no excuse.”
Isn’t that how we really are? We talk a big game, but when it comes time to step up to the plate, we suddenly forget, or have excuses for not doing what we were supposed to do.
NO MORE EXCUSES! For the next 40 days I will be reading my book. I can only hope that I grow from this experience.
I hope you don’t mind being caught in the crossfire of my inadequacies. Maybe we can both grow closer to the Lord together.
Have a blessed Sunday.