Friday, November 22, 2013

As for Me...

But as for me and my household, we will
serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

Many of us have this verse in our homes – plaques, pictures, so many other ways.

Until today, I hadn’t thought of this as a personal message to me from the Lord.
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that
God's Spirit lives in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16
We are the temples of the Holy Spirit; we are His home.

Have I given my home to serving the Lord?

Am I obedient?

Do I listen?

Most of you know I’m an author. You might know how difficult this is for me. It’s not my choice…it’s my calling for this season.

Recently, I’ve buried myself in blogs and Facebook posts, even trying my hand at Pintrest.
God quietly asked, “Are any of these your calling?" No, my calling is to write.

I’ve listened to the voices around me who tell me that I can’t sell my book without doing these things.

Again, God asked, "Is selling your calling?"
No, my calling is to write.

I ask myself: Am I using these things to avoid the hard thing he’s asked me to do?

So, as much as I enjoy writing blog posts, I need to cut back. They have dominated my writing time and that’s not what God wants.

From now on, I will do two blog posts a week, Monday and Thursday.

Me and my house – my personal temple - will serve the Lord.
God used Mary Scro to reveal this truth to me. Thank you, Mary. 

How are you dedicating your temple to God’s service?

Is He asking you to do the hard thing?




  1. Thank you, Sherry, for the mention and the excellent reminder!! You encouraged me all over again that I need to have the Nike mentality with my writing. When I give Him the time, He gives me the words. And I don't give Him enough time - I don't sacrifice enough of the "want to's".
    Thank you again, and have a blessed Thanksgiving!

    1. Isn't our God wonderful! His personal touch never ceases to amaze me. You have a wonderful Thanksgiving, too. See you in Dec.