***a side note... the 6 word obstacles and objectives were given by Beth Moore at the conference.
Sheri's Journal Notes
Saturday Morning Begins!
Beth wants us to get the image of Jesus within us. Literally. That He is able to stand up fully inside us. Because our ego is out of the way. So that we are "morphing" into Jesus.
My own ego betrays me. And it is the worst betrayal.
God's approval is easier to get than others.
Don't take on more than God has given me.
Crucified Ego MeansIn Competition
Other People Win.
Even Paul felt a tinge of competition when he called James, Peter and John "super-apostles" in 2 Corinthians 11:5, 12:11 ESV.
Galatians 2:9-10 Paul talks of James, Peter and John as "reputed to be Pillars"... previously Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had been referred to as pillars.
We need to be raising up others to take our place. Or do I feel threatened by the giftings of others? Why would I want to be competing with others?
Galatians 5:21 The Message
"the vicious habit of depersonalizing everyone into a rival"
Am I threatened easily?
Do I like gifted people?
Galatians 5:26 The Message
"...That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original."
Each one is an original.
Self-absorption is miserable!
When we start to feel the competition creep up... We need to say "crucify that" -quick!
In outright conflict
Galatians 2:11-14 "I opposed him to his face...in front of them all..."
We mess up-- admit it! fess up! I did that!
We need to own our stuff!
Check our ego---
Don't Be The Person You Can't Stand!
Have I been wounded or offended by criticism?
How easily am I put off?
How easily do I quit?
Rehearsing criticism... "Oh, Lord, I feel it! Crucify my ego, fast!"
Check the criticism.
Is it valid? True?
Then check my heart and be humbled by it.
We often don't think to compliment... only to criticize.
Crucify self over it... "I win!" Well, actually... everybody wins!
Morph Into SomeoneWho do we love that we know without God we would not even befriend?
Who Miraculously Loves.
Only Jesus would have brought us together?
**** Again, thanks for bearing with me... sometimes these notes seem random, but they make sense to me... and I am so gleaning from my notes...