Ever get THIS song stuck in your head?

I got this old song stuck in my head this week. I think it was old when I first heard it in 1984.

“I’m so happy and here’s the reason why;

Jesus took my burden all away.

Now, I’m singing as the days go by;

Jesus took my burden all away.

Once my heart was heavy with a load of sin;

Jesus took the load and gave me peace within (my heart and)

Now I’m singing as the days go by;

Jesus took my burdens all away.”

Author: S. W. Gavitt

It made me dig into God’s Word so that my head and heart would be stuck with God’s truth way more than it would be stuck with the melody to the song or to the feelings I had been experiencing.

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What do you love the most about ___?

What do you love the most about God?

What do you love the most about the people in your life?

What do you love the most about your daily circumstances?

Currently, I have the joy of taking a theology class every Wednesday night for 7 weeks at my church. This past Wednesday, after teaching about the attributes and character of God, our pastor asked us to discuss in our groups which attribute we loved the most about God.

Little did he know how much that question would stick with me.

Little did I know how much it would beg to be asked about everyone and everything.

What would happen if we all began to ask the “what do I love most” question about God, the people in our life, and our daily circumstances?

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Why do you do the good things you do?

Last week, I confessed that I had no (correct) idea about what the word “prodigal” meant. That confession was easier than this week’s. 😉

This week, when I first asked myself, “Why do I do the good things I do,” my initial response was, “to get closer to Jesus and to bring others closer to Him as well.”

Maybe my years as a kids pastor had me programmed to quickly raise my hand and give that correct church answer in hopes of winning some candy.

I didn’t get the candy.

Nor did I get the peace in my heart that I had answered the question 100% honestly.

Had I been answering the question, “Why SHOULD a Jesus girl do good things?” I would’ve been absolutely correct. But as I shared in this week’s video, that wasn’t the question.

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Who’s the real Prodigal?

This week on Facebook, I saw a video of a fun elementary school teacher giving his class a spelling “pop quiz”. The kids didn’t know it ahead of time, but it was a brilliant April Fools’ Day joke in which the teacher made up words and threw in 3 or 4 “silent letters” at the end of many of the words. It was a great joke.

I almost felt like the internet was playing a joke on me when I looked up the word “prodigal” that I heard for the the first time as a kid in church. I was sure that it meant “lost” or “wayward”, because the prodigal son in the Bible was always the lost and wayward son.

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