I like the word Musing it means a product of contemplation; a thought. Now I can’t say every post will have been a deep product of contemplation but hopefully it will generally have a thought behind it all :o)
Sunday was a jam packed day which started with pancakes for breakfast. I wish I could say that I send my husband off early to church with a cooked breakfast but that’s not the case. I had egg yolks left over from the pavlova that I made the day before I couldn’t bear to waste them so pancakes it was!
I love Sundays for most people they start the day with a lazy morning followed by a leisurely Sunday Lunch to crash out on the sofa all afternoon. Although that sounds appealing I can’t tell you the last time I cooked a full Sunday roast I simply don’t have time and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Luke and I are investing our lives into something greater for a Saviour who gave everything for us. The week would just feel off if I didn’t go to church, let’s not get super religious though by that comment just because you go to church it doesn’t make you a Christian. It’s your relationship with Jesus that makes you a Christian.
Church is great although it’s very easy to go in there put your “Sunday Face” on and walk out unchanged, simply going through the motions of what you expect you should act like. Why do Christians do that? – Jesus came for the broken and lost so why do we accept him and then feel like we must become perfect overnight and if on our walk with Christ something bad happens we have to quote Jeremiah 29.11. Let’s have some integrity and say that life can be poop sometimes but through it that God does have a plan.
We are also brilliant at having superficial relationships you know the people that you say again and again “oh yeah we will meet up” I am holding myself to these all because I really am bad at investing into those friendships which hold me to account, stretch me and leave me with questions which challenge me for the rest of the week and beyond.
Which is why it was so great that Luke and I got to spend some time with a really amazing couple Jen and Pete this Sunday. I really could write a huge post about how much I admire them, Jen is just the best friend anyone could ask for, when my Dad passed away I hadn’t been going to our church for that long but she took time out of her very busy schedule to sit and chat with me, some tears , listening to my frustrations and anger yet she would always inspire me to be hopeful without minimising my pain. That’s a friend that when you find them you don’t want to lose! I would encourage any and everyone to get on our podcasts and download Pete’s preaching he is on fire for God and that is inspiring too. It’s great to listen to people preaching and thinking about it on Sunday but when you’re still thinking about it the Friday afterwards that when you know it’s inspired by God.
We had a relaxed Sunday lunch had a chance to have a nosey around there gorgeous home (I love nosing and people watching)and coo at their gorgeous baby daughter – I could eat her up!!
Then we were back at church for evening service at Barnsley where they are doing a New Testament series, focusing on each book of the New Testament. Currently they are up to 1Thessalonians, I can’t wait till they get up to the book of James I LOVE JAMES!! Beth Moore has spoilt the whole New Testament for me by writing her bible study James Mercy Triumphs. Not only does it include my favourite things Jewish Culture and Life, but James is a man who completely didn’t get his half brother Jesus while he walked the earth yet once he meets the resurrected Christ he spends his whole life devoted to calling everyone especially the Jewish people to Jesus. Plus James is as blunt as a brick and what’s not to love about that sometimes we just need to get smacked by the Word so we get over ourselves and our ego!
So that was my Sunday muse it was a great day and must be repeated soon. I hope you enjoyed your Sunday and that it kick started your week in a positive direction!