What are the first words that come to your mind after reading the title of this post? Well, if you're of a certain age, it's probably the lyric of the following song:
It's a great song -- as they used to say on American Bandstand, "It's got a great beat and it's easy to dance to." What more could you ask for?!
Have you thought about the lyrics to this song? They're from the point of a girl who realizes that her man is cheating on her and is pleading for him to stop (in the name of love). It seems that Diana and the Supremes shouldn't look quite as happy as they do singing these lines.
As we've begun talking in our new sermon series, "My Story", each of our lives tell a story that is written by the decisions we make. The goal that should drive those decisions is to be able to tell a great story that we're proud of and that God has helped to author. Last week we were challenged to decide to START something that would help us to grow closer to God, allowing Him to take our life story in a positive direction.
This Sunday we'll be challenged to STOP some action or attitude that is keeping us from the great story God has intended for us. Some of us may have obvious things we should stop (like the person Diana Ross is addressing in the song). But maybe there is a seemingly harmless or even good thing that we're doing that is keeping us from God's best. Take some time to quietly consider what the Holy Spirit may be encouraging you to stop. We'll be looking at a story from the life of Moses this week. I hope you'll be able to join us.
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church