Nobody’s Home

Sometimes God puts people and circumstances into my life to challenge me and push you me of my comfort zone.  He is knocking on the door.  Opening wide and saying yes to God means greater growth. On days like this, I wish I could hide under the covers though.  I know it’s going to be uncomfortable.  I hate uncomfortable.  Don’t you?

On Monday nights, I am part of a Sisterhood hosted by Jen.  Last week, Jen suggested that we vlog.  Seriously?  A video?  Not me.  No, sir.  No way.

But today, in my car at a red light on the way home from work, I had a God moment.  You know, those moments when God says, “Hey you, I have something to say.  Think about this.”  Yep. And, then, my Abba had a “p.s.” — psst…. you need to share it… on a video…. like the crazy girl told you to.

Really, God?  Are you serious?   Sigh.

Ok, here is the vlog.  I had to pull my husband out of the garage to film it on my iPhone before I lost my nerve.  You may notice his thumb passing through in the middle of your screen if you pay close attention (Sorry about that, we are amateurs at this vlogging business.)

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.

Honor one another above yourselves.”

Romans 12:10, NIV

Q4U:  Do you have pesky people in your life that are hard to love?  How do you answer the call to honor them? How do you “say yes to God”?

For 2013, my one-word focus is “Fruitilicious.”  Check out what that means here.

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Joining like-minded sisters today at Proverbs 31 Ministries, Faith-Filled Friday, Playdates with God, Hear it on Sunday: Use it on Monday, and Soli Deo Gloria.

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29 responses

  1. Lyli! YOU are awesome! So proud of you for stepping up to Jen’s challenge. And with a good word too :). Wonderful to hear your voice. So glad you shared this with me. 😉

  2. Loved the video! AND it spoke to me in a big way as I have been avoiding 2 neighbors lately who have been very pesky. So thank u for your message and for being obedient. 😉 Love u. xo

  3. What a great first vlog. I haven’t tried that yet. You did a fabulous job. Congratulations. And your topic – excellent. Listening to the Holy Spirit. We don’t have to answer ever call but when we feel called to do it – and do it in obedience to the Spirit. Wow – wonderful.
    Blessings,
    Janis http://www.janiscox.com

  4. It was nice to see your face and hear your voice!! I miss you and your words of wisdom! I do have some (one in particular) hard to love people in my life. I will pray about how to honor her…Thanks for the encouragement!

  5. Great VLog! Yes, I’m tempted to dodge certain people. (Do you ever duck down an aisle at Walmart to avoid someone?) I avoided someone this week and have been feeling guilty ever since. It is just easier to go ahead and do what you know Jesus would do!

  6. Umm – yes!! This is something I struggle with, too. And isn’t it amazing how God put that verse on your heart? Thank you for sharing it with us. Also (most importantly!) I’m so glad you took the leap of faith and vlogged. What a treat to “see” you and know you just a bit better now 🙂

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