Thursday, February 12, 2015

Honor God with Your Choices

In an effort to truly cover my life with you guys, I have a story to share...

On Wednesday, I was driving home from work and needed to get over into the right lane.  I put on my turn signal and the person in the other lane sped up to keep me from getting over.  As she drove past me I gave her a thumbs up and yelled, "Thanks!"

And then I was convicted by the Holy Spirit.

Yep, that's what happens when you ask God to reveal your sins so you can be more like Christ. My first thought was how un-Christ-like my behavior was.  No I didn't give her the middle finger, or yell profanity at her, but the spirit in which I chose to respond was wrong.

My next thought was to Jesus, and it was something like this, "But Jesus, you set such an impossible example to follow!"  And then BAM!  I've heard the phrase, "my life passed before my eyes" and that is exactly what happened, except it wasn't my life it was this blog post that I had just written THIS week!  I had to laugh and then I realized I just had to share with y'all, because I don't write this blog just for you, it's for me as well.

But you know it is true, Jesus is perfect and we will never be perfect, this side of heaven. But we can't use that as an excuse to stop trying.

1 John 2:5-6 says, "But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did."


And on that note, I'm going to share something else with y'all:  There is a movie coming out this weekend entitled, Old Fashioned.  My husband and I saw the trailer for it when we went to a screening of Do You Believe? (which comes out March 20th and I will be reviewing soon. Check out more info about it here.

Old Fashioned is a sweet, wholesome love story. 


A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an "old-fashioned" and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America - See more at: http://www.oldfashionedmovie.com/synopsis#sthash.cIxQflzJ.dpuf
You can use this link to see if it's in a theater near you. 

And you can follow this link to the website to see the trailer.

It's true, there is another movie coming out this weekend as well.  But as Christians, we are called to stand apart and be different than the lost world around us.  Let's choose not only this weekend, but everyday, to honor God with the choices we make.

 "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

Love in Christ,

Alyson




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