Sunday, August 31, 2008

I've still got goose bumps...


My soul-sista, Tara Sloan, wrote a post today that was an absolute slam dunk. I am still coming down off of a high from reading it. I'm telling you, if you are limited on reading, skip my blog today and tomorrow and just go read her post about Clinton/Palin. I'm serious as a heart attack when I tell you, it's ANOINTED. And when you have time, if you haven't already read it, come back and read my post from yesterday, on the same subject!

Now you know why I say that woman and I eat out of the same box of Cheerios although I'm in Florida and she's in Illinois, we are abso-freakin'-lutely two peas in a pod, and might as well be joined at the hip. Now you know why we instantly became bff's when we met on that fateful day, over 10 years ago now. :-)

By the way, for any of you still reading this post who haven't clicked over to Tara's, we had a great day at church today. For a holiday weekend, attendance wasn't too bad and I was pleasantly surprised to have a full choir! Most of all, God's presence was really there in worship, Larry brought an awesome Word, and we had a good altar time. Just want to give you this quote from my husband's message today that was the "stand out" takeaway for me personally today:

"You are headed in the direction of your most dominating thought."

Powerful, huh? Here are some other bullet points from today's message:

  • We talk ourselves into valleys many times. We have to keep a mountaintop perspective even when in the valley. (hhhmmm...was he preachin' to his wife today, or WHAT? Gotta love that man.)

  • At the same time, we do have to survey our challenges and not deny our present reality. In other words, no matter how many times you name it/claim it or whatever, you're in the situation you're in...but God CAN do a miracle!

  • God wants us to stimulate our courage. We've got to get it active, get it going.

  • Some people have a "grasshopper complex"

  • You've got to hop in the right direction.

  • Little thinkers make big stinkers.

  • All the people who said, "we can't conquer Caanan", DIDN'T!

  • There are 9,000 promises that God has made to us in His Word! What are we doing with them?

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