this is a scripture that speaks powerfully to me, and it has brought me great peace lately. in bold you will find the Biblical words of king david. in the lighter color, my own thoughts. i would love to know how these verses speak to you.
Last night i did not want to go to church. Netflix and Chinese food in bed was infinitely more appealing. But as a general rule, when my attitude toward church attendance becomes bitter, i know i had better get my butt to church.
And so it was begrudgingly that i made the trip to Austin High for the 7 o’clock service.
Just when i thought i had my attitude in check, a group of no less than 20 sorority girls were in MY spot! My entitlement in that moment quickly gave way to rage and I seriously considered leaving. After all, this church thing is all about ME, isn’t it? I was there to get what I needed, and what I needed was the comfort of routine. Right?!
Thankfully, the Lord has blessed me with a man who can kill my self-righteousness with a look and squelch my childish outbursts with a hushed warning. I spent the next few minutes in prayer and by the time the worship band took the stage I had regained my composure and found my rage replaced with peace.
I entered worship with a hungry heart. And the Lord did not disappoint. Continue reading