Monday, October 24, 2011

monday thoughts

i didn't keep track of where i found this. :(

our message yesterday at church
was just amazing;

i take notes each week
of our sermons...
and then am in charge
of updating
the church facebook page-

yesterday's sermon was on luke 6
about judging others-

there were many things
i took from the sermon
but, what stuck with me the most;

the seed & the fruit will
always match.
if we plant judgement
we will get judgement!

the measure for us
should be how much
are we like Jesus?
do we love like him?

my prayer & goal this week
would be that the people i love
would know it

that the words and actions
i say and do
would show i care-

may i remember
that if i sow ugliness,
nagging and snarkiness
then this is what i will reap.
if i can sow love, kindness
and happiness
then this is what i will be

now if i can just
put this into practice!

just trying to shine
a light in my little world.



Chatty Crone said...

This is a post that went straight to my heart - it is so true!!!

love, sandie

shah wharton said...

God bless you. X

Erin said...

Loved this! Thank you for sharing!

Anna said...

Wonderful post! So true. This is something for us all to work on.

PriscilaPetersDecor said...

Very inspiring! Thanks for this.
Have a lovely week.

Laura Railing said...

I love this. Thank you so much for sharing Melody! I am writing it down and putting it up for us all to remember here!

New End Studio said...

This post and the one on Saturday- thank you for sharing them. We may never know how far the light shines, but trying makes it worth the effort.

b. lee said...

let it shine ;)

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Powerful saying at the top.

I think I've done a lot of that this past year. While walking through unbelievable TOUGH stuff, the Lord has still used me to minister to many.

Just the other day I was chatting with a new friend and she looked at me incredulously when I mentioned something about going through some really tough stuff lately. We see each other a couple of times per week, for several hours each time, as our kids are in a homeschool group together. I was really glad that she hasn't seen the mud puddle I've sat in so much this year. I was glad that she was shocked to hear I've "had a bad year" (to put it mildly). It felt really good to know that others don't see the broken heart that I am walking around with day after day after day.

Great sermon notes, too ...

Hope your week has been BLESSED! I am taking off on a Road Trip to San Diego ... All. By. My. Self. Woo Hoo!!!

Laurel :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I needed to hear that.

Ellen Marie "Mama" Pike said...

Hi MelodyMae,
This is such a great reminder. I think it is a great goal to daily strive to be like the Savior. Even our feeble, fumbling efforts make such a difference in other people's lives.

Mackenzie said...

Thank you so much for this post. I am getting ready to challenge myself in November. A great time to be thankful and to remember what is most important. So instead of being negative or mean, I am focusing on the positive in each and everything. Please pray this comes easy and that I learn a thing or two.

Jenny said...

Thank you. This message came on a day I needed to be reminded of exactly like this.