Sunday, March 14, 2010

Motivate Me Monday- He Shows Up.

Fifth Street Palace
No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Joshua 1:5

It's Sunday morning. I stayed up too late the night before. I regret some things I said at a get together we had at our house. Who am I to go out now and teach sunday school, then lead a women's bible study mid week, then discuss spiritual topics and scripture at house fellowship?
Satan's lies are in full swing. Condemning me. Beating me down. Stealing my joy.

So I trudge through. I shower and style my hair (which is not cooperating). I peer in the mirror and examine my stray eyebrow hairs, that zit between my eyes and am I sprouting a mustache? Sigh add "I'm ugly" to the list.

I get in the car with my family guzzling my coffee for survival purposes. Get to church early and set up my classroom.

I head to worship service and put in little effort to praise my King. (I mean I have to watch an 18 month old who is quick to escape if I take my eyes off her).

The children are dismissed to Sunday School and I go along with them...

As I begin to teach God shows up. As I tell the children about how wonderful it is that Jesus is alive, my heart is restored. As each child throw their hands high into the air and says their memory verse "Sing praises to the Lord." Psalm 9:11 I rejoice with them.

I stop thinking about my bad hair day and what I am wearing and celebrate.

And He just showed up to be with me. 


Anonymous said...

Just thought Id let you know that Jamesie told me the whole story tonight. I asked him Who is that and he said its a Mommy. and who was in there and he said the God!

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

What a beautiful post, Sarah. Thank you for sharing ... I have been there myself.

He & Me + 3 said...

I worshipped with our Children's church yesterday and was so blessed! Blessed to tears.

Mel said...

Really love this post, Sarah....been to that point on a Sunday morning....think that's when Satan's lies are at their worst, just to take my focus away.

Tracey said...

I have been in those shoes before!! Thanks for sharing the experience so clearly and reminding us that praising Him is what we were meant to do.

Jackie said...

Thanks so much for this post, Sarah. It is so easy to get caught up in the "us" factor of worship when we really should be focusing on God. Thanks for the reminder that Satan is always trying to deter us from worship.

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