Good Morning. I’m so thankful for another day. I also thank Him for melted snow and tolerable temperatures. I hope everyone is up getting started for another amazing week. Over the past couple of months I have been listening to live praise and worship on Facebook and one morning I heard the words to a song, that I learned is not yet completed. The words are “My answer is yes, even before You even ask.” I pray that God increases our yes’s to His will and to His requests this week.
I pray that everyone on the First 48 Fast is being blessed with patience to endure until the end. God is doing an awesome work in our minds, our bodies, our homes and in our church. And we thank God for the sermon series You Make Me Sick because truth be told some stuff we do to ourselves and we don’t seek help until we get a bad doctor’s report.
When Pastor Mike first revealed the title for yesterday’s sermon, I'm So Emojinal, I immediately thought about Whitney Houston’s song “I Get So Emotional” from over 30 years ago. That song became her 6th best-selling song of 1987. The song was on her 2nd album and it was the 3rd single off of that album. In 2nd Samuel 6:20-23 we read where David had come home to bless his household because the ark of the Lord had come back but his wife Michal wasn’t too happy about David leaping and dancing in front of the servant girls. She even spoke against his praise so much so that in verse 23 it tells us that she had no children. In emoji language David was #happyface and Michal was #sadface.
I don’t know about you on this Monday morning but I don’t want to speak against anyone’s praise that will prevent His will from being birthed in my life. As a matter of fact I want to have my own praise. David was undignified. David, like many of us was emotional. You see our emotions are our partners in decision making. How you feel affects how you think, it can affect what you eat, and keeping it one hundred it can affect who you date. We can get so caught up on what others have that we forget what God has done for us. We shouldn’t want what everyone else has. We should just want what God has for us. When times get hard and you feel like you don’t have what you think you should and other people seem to be winning, get out of your feeling. Switch up your emoji. Turn that sad face to a happy face.
Remember that nothing compares to God’s love. When I think of God’s goodness and all He’s done for me. See, I can dance right there with David and the servant girls. I get emotional when I think back.
I get so emotional because He kept me.
I get so emotional because He blessed me in spite of.
I get so emotional because he was mindful of me and created me for this moment. Can I tell you something? The notes for today were written in November of 2012 and have been sitting on a table in my bedroom. God is so mindful of us. He prepares us for things we don’t think we can handle. We are created for such a time as this. Esther too had to check her emotions when her cousin, Mordecai, came to her and told her she had to do something to save her people because she was created for this time. No matter what comes against you simply say to yourself, “I was created for this.”
Unlike Michal who couldn’t conceive because of her disdain of David’s celebration. I challenge you to celebrate the Lord and bless Him at all times.
Lord, I get so emotional every time I think of you.
Lord, I get so emotional, ain’t it shocking what His love will do.
His love will keep you. His love will protect you. His love will put you in good places and assist you in making good choices. David danced before the Lord with his undignified self and told his wife that he would be even more undignified than this. You ever get a flashback of where God brought you from? What He brought you out of? Who He removed to make room for better? Doesn’t that make you emotional and want to dance before the Lord? I dare you to find the dancing man emoji in the blue suit or the dancing woman emoji in the red dress and post it to your social media status and simply say, “Lord, I get so emotional every time I think of you.”