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Our Wicked Happiness

August 28, 2014

I recently watched a video of Victoria Osteen speaking to thousands of lost souls in a stadium. What she said has upset a lot of people. Here, have a listen.

Why are people upset? Because she is making a mockery out of our Father. Yes, God does love for us to be happy. But our happiness lies in Him, not in ourselves. To put this into worldly terms: I love seeing my children happy. I love when they smile, when they laugh, when they giggle. But I take absolutely no pleasure in them disobeying me. I don’t care how happy they are if I find them shoving toys down the toilet. That will not bring me joy. They will have so much more “happiness” if they choose to obey me. I know what will happen if they choose to obey and what will happen if they choose to disobey. How about sticking a fork in an electrical outlet? I know how that ends. Despite how exciting it may be for the child at the time.

And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?” And he said to him, “Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:16-17 ESV)

Jesus did not answer the rich man by saying, “aw, well, ya know, just be happy.” God loves you and He wants you to be happy, yes.

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. (John 15:11 ESV)

A rapist is happiest when he rapes. A serial killer is happiest when he kills. A liar is happiest when she lies. Do I need to continue? IT’S NOT ABOUT US!! It never was and never is! And once we realize we’re making it about us we’re sinning and pushing God off of the throne of our hearts and we’re sitting our plump bottoms down there instead. We are sinners. We need to remember that. Every single day I need to remind my little children who their mom is. They need reminded that they’re not in charge. That God has put me and their father over them and that God is over us all.

Do I even need to mention Jesus crying in the garden when He knew what was about to happen? Happiness? That is the hard eucharisteo. The indescribable hard eucharisteo.

Allow John Piper’s words to soak in. Remember them. Think on them.

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” -John Piper



Code Orange Revival

January 13, 2012

Have plans tonight? No? Heck, even if you do cancel them! Tonight Matt Chandler is going to be at Elevation Church for the Code Orange Revival!

I am beyond stoked! However, we drove past last night and saw they are insanely booked. So my dear husband and I will be joining thousands of others and watching via the live stream. And how awesome that they offer that!

This is for 12 days. It actually began this past Wednesday with Craig Groeschel. And this weekend Christine Caine will be speaking. Check out all the speakers and tune in. It looks like it’s going to be an amazing time!


Passion 2012: Watch Live!

January 3, 2012

I had a post written up for today and scrapped it because this was so much more important than a silly recipe. Go watch Passion 2012 live! You will be crazy blessed!

Enjoy brothers and sisters!


Dealing With Doubt

September 2, 2011

{This week we’re starting homeschool for the year so I’m taking the week off of posting but will be putting up some favorite sermons}

Dealing with Doubt by Matt Chandler of The Village Church


The Centrality of the Home

September 1, 2011

{This week we’re starting homeschool for the year so I’m taking the week off of posting but will be putting up some favorite sermons}

The Centrality of the Home by Voddie Baucham of Grace Family Baptist Church