The Movie in My Mind

Welcome back to the blog! I’m really loving Tuesdays because I love recapping the message from Sundays, and I hope all of you are enjoying it too! This week is week three of Elevation Church‘s series Triggered.  If you are just joining us, you may want to read my notes from week one and week two.This week’s worship experience began with “Let Go” by Hillsong Young and Free, followed by “Won’t Stop Now” by Elevation Worship and a baptism.  It continued with a new song, “With You”, from Elevation Worship, and transitioned into “Here I Am to Worship”.

My notes from The Movie in My Mind are as follows:

38 As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. 40 But Martha was distracted by the big dinner she was preparing. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister just sits here while I do all the work? Tell her to come and help me.”

41 But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! 42 There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”

  • Life’s greatest invitations come through interruptions.
  • Sometimes God’s gifts happen on the way to your goals.
  • Manipulation:
  • When I start holding a responsibility God has given me too tightly; when I start to control what I’m supposed to care about; doing the right thing on the wrong level
  • Some people manipulate with words, others with silence
  • Obligation:
  • The spirit of obligation is the enemy of joy.
  • When I’m under the pressure I’ve got to remember my privilege.
  • If you want to sit in the seat of judge, remember you will also be judged.
  • Victimization: 
  • Comparison will always kill contentment
  • Interpretation:
  • I start interpreting things incorrectly: get-to’s become got-to’s.
  • It’s not my life that’s making me crazy; it’s the movie in my mind.
  • You’ve got too many things on your mind that you think matter.
  • Martha interprets the fact that Jesus and Mary aren’t doing what she wants them to do to mean they don’t care about her.
  • Jesus wants me to get to the place where work and worship are the same, for our work to be worship, not for us to worship our work.
  • Am I living my life down at the level of what I expect it to be?
  • Expectation:
  • You can’t listen to and interpret what God is doing if you never stop talking.
  • John 11:20-26

20 When Martha got word that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him. But Mary stayed in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.”

23 Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.”

24 “Yes,” Martha said, “he will rise when everyone else rises, at the last day.”

25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. 26 Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”

  • Ti gave a heart like Mary in a world like Martha you’ll have to be misunderstood.
  • I’d rather be misunderstood like Mary than distracted like Martha.
  • If God always met our expectations He wouldn’t be able to exceed them.
  • John 12:1-2

Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead. A dinner was prepared in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate with him.

  • The M.O.V.I.E. in our minds: Manipulation, Obligation, Victimization, Interpretation, and Expectation.

The service concluded singing “Here I Am to Worship” again.

Be sure to come back and join us for next week!


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I'm a writer who publishes my thoughts on the life I'm living, literature I'm reading, and God I'm serving. Psalm 27:4 One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

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