June 15, 2009

Yesterday's Sermon Is Making Me Think....

Yesterday was week 4 of a series called "Roots". The main theme is to allow God to work on each of us in those buried, hidden places of our hearts. The hurts & pains & unforgivenesses that most people carry through life and unfortunately, most times, find that those 'hidden areas' are not so hidden ... but rather used to put a strangle hold on our hearts.

Well, a few of the key things that I heard were:

"Jesus is the ONLY NORMAL person born since the Garden of Eden." (IF we want to look at what is normal .... stop looking side to side and start to look closely at Jesus's life... what he did, how he acted & reacted, how he handled relationships.... etc.) Hmmm, this is a definate nugget to chew on this week!

Our text was from Genesis 3:8-11 specifically looking at the first question in verse 11 which is a question from God to Adam & Eve, "Who told you that you were naked?" Notice Adam didn't answer Him.... but he somehow had figured out how to sew overnight! Did he use roots to sew the fig leaves with? This is word picture of mankind even now.... instead of being transparent with one another, instead of dealing with the hurts, we tend to cover them and allow the roots to grow... and go deeper & deeper within us. Adam & Eve walked with their Maker naked and didn't know it, and that WAS NORMAL. (they walked physically naked, but they also walked transparent & honest... they didn't cover up & hide emotions. They didn't disquise what they were dealing with.... AND THAT WAS NORMAL!) Here's more nuggets to chew on.....

God wants to change the 'cottage' of our lives into a palace! He wants us in relationship with Him. We need to allow Him to gently uncover & start the work of pulling up roots. OK..... a full course meal of nuggets awaits me this week!

1 comment:

michelle5959 said...

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