Save your sermin…It ain’t Sunday

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Since we’ve moved to Southern Indiana, we have made several trips back home to visit family in Oklahoma. That’s a 600+ mile trip ONE-WAY with four kids. Needless to say, those trips can be long and daunting. Thankfully we have a DVD player in our van and our children enjoy movies.

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They watch all kinds of movies, typically animated movies. Some of their favorites include older Disney movies that are simply classics. As I was listening in one day, I over heard this conversation on “Robin Hood”

Sheriff of Nottingham: “It smarts, don’t it, Otto? But Prince John says if taxes should hurt…”

Friar Tuck: {interrupts shouting} “No, see, here, you evil, flint-hearted…”

Sheriff of Nottingham: “Now, now, now, now! Save your sermin preacher. It ain’t Sunday, you know!”

And it sparked a conversation between me and my husband. How often do we act that way. We are okay hearing a convicting sermon on Sunday – at church. But when someone talks to us throughout the week about our attitude, thoughts or actions – that’s off-limits. *gasp* …of all the thoughtless, inconsiderate things!!

At least that’s how we act sometimes.


I think we have this all wrong. Do you remember your Mom saying to you, “Even if I’m not around, God is always watching.” Yet somehow when as we grow up ourselves we somehow this gets forgotten. God is always watching. He doesn’t take a day off.

So why should we?

We need to be Christ followers every day, all day. No matter the situation or circumstance – our attitude, words and actions must be Christ-like. But that’s not always easy. In fact, most of the time I find it to be quite difficult. It is not easy to keep your temper under control when someone has agitated you for the 50th time that day. Or keep your cool when your child purposefully disobeys and tries to lie about it.

It’s not easy.

What about our attitude when we read a convicting quote or thought on Facebook from someone?

Do you pass it by without much thought or just think, “Oh the preacher’s at it again.”

Do you think, “Hmm…that’s a good point” and quickly move on?

Do you share it because, “Hey that’s a great quote, thought or Scripture. Maybe somebody else needs to hear it.”

OR…do you take the time to stop and listen to that still small voice in your head and search your own heart?

I know the last one is one I rarely do myself. I often read the quotes and Scriptures and think, “oh that’s goooood.” And then I click that little share button so “others might benefit.” But did I really stop and think about it. Did I apply it to my own life before I offered it up to others? Or am I still trying to “look the part?” And sometimes I’ll share something that sticks with me the rest of the day.

Maybe I’m reading too much into it and maybe not. But I honestly feel that’s the Holy Spirit trying to get my attention and saying, “Hey you!! *ahem* Yeah…YOU!!! PAY ATTENTION!! THIS IS FOR YOU!!!”

Yep.. sometimes it takes a 2×4 over the head to get my attention. I’m a little slow and a little stubborn…okay, a LOT stubborn.

So here’s my challenge for us today…

Are we giving Him our LIFE or just a passing moment on Sunday?

I’m trying my BEST to live for Christ, not myself. And I’m doing my best to show that attitude and heart to my own children. I want to be a better Mother, wife and Christ follower. Not just in front of people or on Sundays…but every MINUTE of every HOUR of every DAY.

Will you join me?
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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