Monday, November 7, 2011

OMG Moments: An Attitude of Adversity!

I didn't join any of the Thanksgiving Challenges and i wish i had...
so instead i will try and share some things from Sunday church service
that inspires me to say OMG--oh my goodness--that was good!
This morning i wanted to inspire myself and hopefully someone else.
I love our pastor because he is a preaching and teaching man.
He is able to put a scripture into such a context that sometimes i sit there in awe of the Word.
And Sunday was exactly that.

The scripture was Numbers 14: 1-10.

Some of the lessons from the scripture:

1. Acknowledge the trails in our lives-"it is what it is!"
No longer deny the reality of our situation

2. God is always there with us during our trails and tribulations.
He is working for the our good

3. God is able
God is bigger than our problems
God has not given us the spirit of fear but of love and power

4. Step out on faith (and claim your mountain)
God requires some action from us

This message resonated with me in so many different ways. 
Sometimes a Service can do that to me.

These are some other thoughts that resonated with me-OMG moments:

1.  Adversity comes our way so we may be stronger.
2. We may be broke, busted and disgusted
but we are created to worship Him regardless of our circumstances
3. We worship and praise you because of who you are!
4. Maybe the door is closed because God does not want for us what's on the other side (OMG!)

Sometimes God speaks to us through the simple statements...and i am glad i was listening!

Enjoy your Monday ladies!

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24 comments:

Mrs. H said...

Really great post! I really needed to hear this especially since my post this morning wasn't a usual cherry, sunshiney one. Let's hope #4 isn't what God is saying to me. Lovethe adversity saying. Happy Monday!

Desiray said...

I love your post sis and you have a blessed Monday

Kathy said...

love this. i love #1; personally i try and look at life like this and you always have a choice: you can either let a situation control you or you can control the situation. i prefer the latter :)

ASingleMothersJourney said...

I love this! It touched me and I'm sure it will touch others too. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

That's a great quote about adversity and using it as a positive tool. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

I love when a message really really inspires me! I always feel like it adds fuel to my (spiritual) fire. :) This was a wonderful message and I'm so glad you shared! Doesn't life feel so much better knowing that there is a reason for everything?
Happy Monday!

Optimistic Mom said...

AMEN!! Thanks for great message on this Monday morning. Very timely.

Marilyn said...

AMEN.. This is a great post.. :))
Hi chica.. I mentioned you in my thankful post today.. Hope you can stop in and have a peak : )) xoxo.. M ..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/three-weeks-of-thanksthankful-for.html

Marisa A. said...

Good point. I try not ever to ask why me, if not me it would have been someone else. I always try to accept what has happened, learn, and move forward. It's the best anyone can do.

WhisperingWriter said...

This was a nice post.

I hope you have a great Monday!

Alida said...

God is able indeed! I loved reading about what you got from the sermon...I enjoy learning from others and hearing about where they are spiritually. Thanks!

Lindsey said...

Such a great post, I needed this!!! Thank you!!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

I have faced adversity way too many times to count, but God has always seen me through

alongdistancelovestory.com said...

Beautiful post and oh so very true!!!

Tatiana said...

Love #4. So true. But so hard to realize and accept. Loved this :-)

Sunshine said...

that was great! I love those church services that touch me to the tee. awesome post!

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Purposely at Home said...

thank you for commenting on my blog. it made me happy. :) you have such a cute blog and congrats on your marriage. :)

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

I really love your header - have I told you that already? (well now you know) I love going to Mass and coming away feeling like I've really learnt something :) I must confess though, we had planned to go to Mass on Sunday but we ended up going to the office instead!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Well this was certainly something I needed to read for what I'm stressing over tomorrow.
Thank you for this!! I love a good lesson being taught!

Monique said...

It's wonderful when a service is so powerful and stays with you long after it's over. I'm a worrier and stepping out on faith is so important.

Love & Tangles said...

I love the revamp! #4 is so powerful and truly resonated! Things aren't the way my hubby and I really want them right now financially and we're living in a small townhouse since we just changed states, but that's why I celebrate the good stuff all the time. Thanks for this post! 'They' say when you see yourself complaining, see what you're have to be thankful for.

Bravoe Runway said...

I definitely believe that everything does indeed happen for a reason. Somtimes we don't want to accept it right aweay but over time we do.

Quiana said...

Very true! Sharing this with someone special to me who could really use this today. Thank you for sharing!

Sophia Chang said...

oh I love this! My bf isn't religious at all so I haven't been able to keep up my spiritual life as well as I'd like, so this was like a nice visiting sermon right to my home :)