You know that Sunday feeling, right?

We leave church inspired by and filled with Truth, encouragement and passion on Sundays … and somewhere along the course of the day, after the music fades and our cars leave the parking lot, pieces of the message tend to fade, too; somewhere along the way, we often lose that Sunday feeling. 

The Monday After {the Sunday Sermon} is our attempt to carry the Sunday message into Monday mornings by walking together and sharing how what we’ve heard on Sunday morning is making a difference in our Mondays, our weeks, our lives. Each Monday, a voice from the pews will give personal perspective to the words we soaked in on Sunday. 

So follow along each Monday as we seek to integrate that Truth into our daily lives; leave your thoughts in the comments below. 

The Monday After Sunday, January 27, 2013: Encountering the Holy: The Transforming Power of Hope and Humility 

By Dawn Kelley

Reading through Isaiah has been like looking at the mirror of our nation.

What a fallen nation we are!

In the New Testament, the church is described as being one body with many different parts; it’s likewise for our nation. We are one nation with many different parts, but sadly many of those parts of our nation have turned from God. We have forgotten who our God is! We have forgotten how awesome our God is! We have forgotten that our need for Him is far greater than what we can imagine! We can do nothing on our own.

Our pride serves as a powerful reminder that we are a fallen nation just like Judah in Isaiah’s time. We are a spoiled nation that has that has decided that we don’t need our Father; and sadly, like with Judah, it only leads to a fall.

Nations don’t fail on a whole alone; we fail when the various parts neglect to recognize their need for a Head. Imagine the chaos of a body without a Head! I am one of those parts, and I must take responsibility for my role in this falling nation. I am very often easily impressed with myself … I don’t always rejecting following people, instead of submitting myself to God, our Head.

I have to remember not to put my trust in everything else or anyone else because that keeps me from knowing God more deeply. My challenge this week is to reject following people and rather submit to God, the Head of our body — to boast in who He is and remember I was made to love and worship Him!

May you, in humility, do the same.

Because of your generosity to Accelerate, Immanuel is able to partner with God in His work of transforming lives! Thank you!

Dawn Kelley is the wife of Andrew and the homeschooling mother of four, Jaden, Niya, Makayla and Aiden. She loves to read and write in her spare time, and she currently uses a personal blog to share her adventures in motherhood and womanhood.

One thought on “The Monday After: Encountering the Holy: The Transforming Power of Hope and Humility {Dawn}

  1. Dawn, thank you for the truthfulness of your words. The similarities in Isaiah regarding Judah are exactly if not worse in America today. It is scary, but I’m so thrilled I and all believers are on the winning team–JESUS

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