Sunday, December 14, 2014

Holiday 2: A lesson from Mary and Elizabeth

This is my second time typing this post so I know that someone is going to be encouraged. I wanted to share a little bit of today's sermon taken from the first chapter of Luke. Pastor Whitney shared with us today how easy it is for us to be competitive, it's our human nature.

If we look at the story of two cousins Mary and Elizabeth, we will see both of them receiving the same promise and were expecting the same blessing. How often has this happened tobus as we look around and see others moving ahead and we are still waiting for our window of opportunity? We've been putting in the work and still no BIG break!

The lesson to be learned from this Bible story is that we must be patient. An even greater lesson is that we must learn to celebrate when others receive greater. Learning to be happy when someone receives what appears to be the blessing we have waited so long for is a sign of maturity in our faith.

Think about it. Your blessing may be tied to your neighbor. Don't doom your future with a jealous spirit. Put life in your mouth! Continue to speak those dreams into existence. Hold fast to your confessions of faith. Instead of speaking ill of someone's promotion, applaud them. You'll look up and see your awaited promise has been birthed.

Cardigan & purse//Forever 21 
Skirt//ASOS 
Shoes//Just Fab 

8 comments:

Style & Poise said...

Amen and Amen again!!!! You look very fab lady!!! How comfy are these shoes?!

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Ariel said...

Amen to that, and what God has for you is for you. Nice color combo. The grey & red complement each other well.

LeTroy Cooke said...

Gorgeous as always! Love those shoes.

YoyosFashions said...

Amen! Love the look!!

Kerissa said...

Thanks doll. They ate actually really comy for $40. I haven't tried them at work . A lil too fancy. Might wear them to a party this weekend. I'll tweet ya and let ya know how they hold up after 2 hours.

Kerissa said...

Thanks Ariel. My mom was costing and loved this color combo. I'm usually good at cc thanks to Pinterest but don't think I considered this one. Loved it so much wore another version to work :)

Kerissa said...

Thanks LeTroy. I've work them every Sunday since they arrived.

Kerissa said...

You are awesome Yoyo! Sending a virtual hug.

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