What are you Proud of?

As we were teaching Jude to be potty trained, we would celebrate with him by the potty whenever he successfully made a deposit. Especially #2! Dancing and singing and “yeah, Jude!”

Now, he expects a celebration every time. He is even proud of his work. The other day my mom and Jude were alone at Jason’s Deli and Jude wanted to “save it for mama to look at later.” My mom had to inform him that that was not a good idea.

So what are you proud of. Why? We will be talking at great length about this on Sunday.


About pastorrobin

Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at www.psmchurch.com

Posted on July 19, 2007, in Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Joshua Carpenter

    I am proud of my Father. I would not be here this very moment, without Him. It is really hard for me to talk about this with out being long winded, I get so impassioned. I have turned my back on Him so many times in life. Done things far beyond the reach of mortal love. Yet He has not stopped reaching out for me, to draw me back to Him. His faithfulness in seeing that what He has set out for me to do, with this breath He has given to me, is to be completed, is astounding, for lack of worthy vocabulary. What a truly wretched life He has delivered me from. I am proud of my Father, my God, and my friend. I am nothing without Him. To Him I owe all that has been intrusted to me and thats not even getting to the spiritual side!

  2. Well, if I can get in here before Rob does, you can just call me Robetta for the day. I am going to try to put my thoughts down, but they may get a little thick.
    I think that Jude’s potty display is a perfect reflection of how we humans can be.
    We are so proud of our accomplishments that we want to show everyone. When in reality they are really like Jude’s need to show us his accomplishments in the bathroom. Our accomplishments are good and there is no doubt about it. We have to keep “moving things along” to survive and make progress; but the “bottom” line is that we focus so much on what we have accomplished that we can’t see what God is really wanting to do in us and through us. We should focus not on our worldly accomplishments, but what we are doing for God’s kingdom and what fruit we are bearing in the spirit. We tend to wear our past or our sins as a badge of honor instead of giving God all of the honor for saving us from them. After all, it was Paul and Timothy who said in Philippians 3:8 that ~
    8Indeed, I count everything as loss because of(A) the surpassing worth of(B) knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I(C) have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish {or DUNG in the KJV}, in order that I may gain Christ

  3. Well, you beat ole Rob because he is in a meeting this morning!!! You lucked out. 🙂 I agree with Joshua and Erica. Nothing more to say.
    God is worthy of ALL!!!!

  4. If you look real close on the picture, you will see Jude’s hand and chest. He is soaking Avery with the hose. He was proud of this too.

  5. I am proud of serving my Heavenly Father without any burdens. He used my husband (at that time my best friend) as a vessel to bring me to His Kingdom, thank God for obedience.

  6. I am proud to be married to the woman of my dreams(lisa).Twenty -three years ago we started on this journey together after meeting at Texas A&M. Looking back i couldn’t have found a better helpmate than her!!
    After raising three children and now having one grandson with all the highs and lows we’ve been through -I’m so glad i could share these experiences with her.
    I’m proud to be her husband–he who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord

  7. joshuasthoughts

    Something tells me if we had a larger view of the picture, we would see Pastor in the back ground turning the water up! hahahah.

  8. Wow, Erica, I hereby pass the mantle to you. That was good stuff which makes me proud of you! For myself, I suppose that as long as I live on this earth, there will be a fight going on between my spiritual and carnal nature as to what I am proud of. It reminds me of a story Bishop Phillips tells about an old Indian sitting in front of his teepee. A young indian asks him how he knows the difference between right and wrong. The old warrior replys: inside me are two dogs fighting, a good dog and a bad dog. The young man says “which one wins, Grandfather?” The old man replys, “which ever one I feed, my son, which ever one I feed.”

  9. Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

    Wow! Love the new site. Okay, I too am proud of my Father and His love for us. I am proud to be a part of His family. I am proud that He blesses me to see His plan for me and work towards that every day. And I am proud that when I stumble, He picks me up and loves me anyway. I really liked what you said, Erica. Nowadays, I understand that what I do in His name is not about me in this world but about His plan. Thanks Promiseland!

  10. Love the web site …….. Bro Rob thank you for sharing that. I am proud of the fact that despite of the things that me and my family have been thru we still choose to serve GOD to the best of our abilities. It’s funny GOD can do great works in a life and the church can do the worst kind of damage that is the hardest to get thru. (thank GOD for PromiseLand though) Thats where I recieved a great healing.

  11. Angela Jimenez

    I am most proud of my awsome husband. He recently decided to quit his day job ( he worked both day and night) to spend more time with our family.

  12. Elizabeth Duecker

    Not so many years ago I was unable to perform just normal everyday tasks. Cleaning the house, balancing my checkbook, cooking, etc. Tasks that for many are easy and taken for granted that they can be done with ease. At one time in my life I could hardly talk or walk. I could not communicate with others. I am sooo proud of what the Lord has done in my life since I have come to know him. Yes, I am proud of myself and how far I have come. It is such a pleasure to wake up everyday and be me. God is so good. I am no longer bound by the enemy. I know how to fight the fight. I don’t always succeed, but I get up and try again. With the Lord all things are possible.

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