Sunday, October 4, 2009

I dont want to go through the motions

Tomorrow is the big Vikings vs Packers game!  If you have been living under a rock If you dont follow NFL Football - Brett Farve is now a Viking and he used to be on the Packers - for many, many years.  And the Packers have always been our rival - so this game is HUGE to say the least!  Many cheeseheads Packer fans have been in town for the weekend since we have the Monday Night Football slot - I so wish we could be going to that game!  Oh well, I marinated chicken tonight so dinner is easy tomorrow and it will just be me and the hubs cheering on our team!  Skol Vikings! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful relaxing weekend.  I enjoyed my girl time and the nursery last night...those babies are oh so sweet!  I also had nursery this morning - and there were about 22 two and three year olds - it was crazy to say the least!  The sermon today was on prayer and it really challenged me.  I pray constantly through the day and also at night but I realized I need to take a specific time EVERY DAY for time with God.  I want to grow closer to Him so my goal this week is to read the bible every day and then just spend time with Him.  No distractions. 
Matthew 6: 5-8 says, And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
 I do get so distracted with the hustle and bustle of life and I dont want to go through the motions.  Okay I might have stole that part from Matthew West as that is my new favorite song these days, you should really go listen to it -The Motions.  I just love that song.  It encourages and challenges me - I love that I feel spoken to through music. 

Well I am going to bed.  I enjoy Sundays but dont like Mondays.  Thankfully we have the big game to look forward to!  Happy Monday and remember not to go through those motions!



  1. What a great reminder! As a Christian it is too easy to unconsiously go to church and bible study and not get anything out of it. Good luck with the game tonight. I hate the packers too so we'll probably be cheering on the Vikings!

  2. Hey! Aren't you excited that your team won tonight! My hubby went to go see the game at his brother's house and he just got home all excited about the game! I am not a huge football fan so I am kinda clueless about that stuff!

    I loved this post btw. The verses you posted are an awesome reminder. Thanks so much for sharing. I really needed it tonight!

    P.S. Thanks for checking up me earlier! I am feeling wonderful, thank the Lord!

  3. I write often about Brett on my II am a Brett Farve ADDICT....What a game...

    Your story so touched me...I went back and read lots of your story...I have a great giveaway on both my blogs that will be given away this weekend....and all you have to do is hope you will stop by.


Thanks so much for your sweet comments!