Yesterday was the first time I've heard (almost an entire) sermon in I don't know how long! Rod and I taught the toddler class at church for so long I can't remember how long, and although I loved it, I was ready for a break! So another lady volunteered to take my spot, and miraculously, Mercie went to class with Eli without a word of complaint, Mikaela goes to children's church, and Silas fell asleep in the nursery when I was feeding him, so I got to sit in church with Rod without any children or distractions for the first time in forever! It was so relaxing, and the sermon was really convicting.
He made one statement that really struck a chord with me and Rod. He said, "Every decision you make, you are either taking a step toward God and toward righteousness, or you are taking a step away from God." That really makes me look at every thing I do differently. When you put your daily decisions, even simple ones, into that perspective, it really causes you to think...
He also talked about why we "cling" to certain sins, and why we can't just let them go. They hinder us, they cause us to stumble, to keep us from experiencing uninhibited fellowship with God, yet we just can't LET THEM GO. That was rather convicting to me, because there are a few sins that I am having a problem letting go. And why? They are SIN...SIN...SIN...Nothing good comes from sin, it's only enjoyable temporarily, it makes you feel guilty, it puts strain on your relationship with God...so why can't we sling that sin off?
Just a few thoughts that I've been pondering this morning. Which way am I going? Toward God? Or away from God?