In Matthew 17:14-21 (yep, still taking my little journey through Matthew lol), the story is told of a man who kneels before Jesus because his son is possessed with a demon. He’d taken his son to the disciples, and they couldn’t help him much, so now, he’s asking Jesus to do…something..anything, to help him. Jesus essentially does the deepest of sighs (because he knows why the disciples couldn’t help the boy), has the father bring his son, casts out the demon, and the boy was set free. The disciples are a little confused (and possibly in their feelings), so they go to Jesus and say “wh…wh….why couldn’t we do that?” Jesus tells them that their unbelief restricted their power, and proceeds to tell the well known mustard seed example of faith (if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can move mountains). That infamous mustard seed is what I want to start our chat off with today, because we make it sound so…simple, and elementary.
I'm still reading through Matthew (we may talk about this whole journey when it’s over lol), and I’ve reached yet another landmark Bible story. Once again, I’m interested and see things I’ve never really noticed before. Once again, I’m way too excited to share this with y’all. Once again, we’ve got a bit of work to do, and we definitely don’t have all day to do it (baby girl has class this great morning lol). Are you ready? I’m ready. Let’s do what we came here to do….
So this week has been beyond busy (ex: the fact that this post is going up on Friday, and not Wednesday). I've had to take care of a few things for my car, go to a networking event for the school, go to midweek service, I've gone to see my mom a time or two (got to make sure she knows I'm alive & can see that I'm eating lol), oh, and I'm still in school, right? So we'll just add the average 20-50 pages a night that I've got to read to prepare for class. (Saints, are you praying for me?!!! Lol) Through it all though, I believe that I'm living a good life (despite the occasional desire to pass out & sleep for 3 days lol). Now, My life isn't perfect. It actually gets pretty hectic at times. There are a few things I'd like to change about my life (like a reading or...6 lol). Yet, I'm trying my hardest to not complain, but to be content and consistent. I believe that's what God wants us to chit chat about today: consistent contentment.
So it's the first Wednesday of 2016, and the "newness" of the new year has seemingly worn off. The workouts don't feel the same. People are already tired of their coworkers again. The magic of the new year and the holidays has faded, and for many, the problems of 2015 are already haunting 2016. Those are the people I want to talk to today, and I want to tell you all...to keep pressing.
Words from the Author
At the end of the day, these posts are the thoughts that run through my mind. These are the lessons I've learned. The doors that I've walked through. The path I've chosen. This is part of what it means to be me. Hopefully, it'll help you be...you. Let's grow together, kay?
Within the first year, Church Decoded was viewed over 15,000 times! FIF...TEEN....THOUSAND!....IN A YEAR! I am SO grateful to everybody that has ever read, shared, and/or liked a blog post. Ya'll have truly blown my mind. Let's keep telling (our lives) His story!