Sunday, November 19, 2006

A lesson on pride.

Wow, what a great sunday. For a couple of reasons. This morning an old high school friend picked me up and took me to a different church than I usually attend. I could tell at the end of the sermon why God lead me to this friend and church. At the end of the service a lady talked about how much small group fellowship has really impacted her and her husbands life. That is exactly what i wanted, literally that is why i was seeking out this church. Irony? I THINK NOT! Everything happens for a reason. Also, I really felt driven to talk to "this friend." I know when God leads me to seek someone out, because they keep coming up in daily life. So, i definately set out this morning with a compassionate heart. God rewards obedience also, maybe not in ways we can understand or see right away, but he definately doesn't forget. I got a chance to open myself up to "this friend" and made myself very Vulnerable. Sometimes you have to do that to let someone know you care, and that you can be trusted. As we talked we both came to the understanding that PRIDE is such a downfall for so many people. WHY? Let me tell you. Pride is what gets in our way. When you want to give your all to christ, you must release everything. especially things like emotional baggage. Things that are hard to talk about. Things that you don't want to talk about. Things that hurt, and have hurt for a long time. I have been able to see many people struggle, including myself with so many different subjects. I believe full-heartedly that God allowed me to experience these things in order for me to be able to relate to others. How selfish would it be for me to keep all the stories and "emotional drama" i have gone through to my-self? I think the title for this "BLOG" is very fitting. I didn't learn anything break through today, it was just a lesson. You must die unto the lord on a daily basis. You have to suck up your pride in order to help yourself. I'll give an example. For me, my big pride issue was giving up drugs. I used them as an excape. To leave reality so i didn't have to deal with it. I had to realize that the drugs couldn't be a part of my life is i was going to have a true and right relationship with Christ. By doing that, it is amazing the doors God has opened for me. And how he has allowed me to effect others.

M/S update.

My eye is still twitching like crazy. Yea, 24/7. wow is it annoying. Also i noticed today in church that my legs were shaking like crazy. It is kind of un-nerving. But i know God is way bigger than a pair of shaky legs. Hearing is still noticably bad, and I just feel funny a lot. Other than that all is well.


Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it any better, God is bigger than all of this...and thanks for the mini sermon :) I'm praying for you!

chaplm01 said...

MIKEY...I love you so much and think about you every day! You are such a strong person and I know you will make it through just great. I am glad that you overcame everything with "you know what i used to talk to you about" and that is so GREAT! I miss you and you need to call me, maybe we can go out to lunch or hang out. 413-5216...bye mikey! you are in my prayers and my families also! LYDIA