More Lenten Lessons

Moving right along…

4. Relinquishing our attachments to God and His will is tremendously freeing!  I hope I will never forget the moment in my truck as I neared the Hammond exit several weeks ago.  I had spent about 3o minutes of my weekly Thursday commute in conscience contact with God, praying for His will and thanking Him for the blessings in my life.  As I talked with Him about the whole attachment to Facebook issue, I so clearly sensed He was asking me, “Are you willing to give it up forever, if it is My will?”  It was a couple of minutes before I could sincerely answer.  Finally, a weak, fearful, but surrendered reply emerged from my heart and my lips.  “Yes, Lord.  If it is your will for me to let go of anything forever, I know it must be what is best for me.  Yes, if you want me to never return to Facebook, I will surrender to your will.”  The peace that came with that surrender was amazing.  It truly defies description.  The best I can say is that my spirit felt suddenly right and in line with God.  And it was VERY good.

5. I must continually seek God’s heart and voice and will if I am to have any hope of living the Jesus Way.  I may have a powerful breakthrough in my spiritual walk with Christ today, but if I do not continue listening to the Holy Spirit’s voice on a daily basis, I will likely become attached to my experience of God more than I am surrendered to the will of God.  I am gratefully and delightfully coming to appreciate this difference more all the time.  Specifically, my experience with God near the I-12 Hammond exit left me believing He had told me to walk away from Facebook forever.  Perhaps He will do so one day, and I hope I remain as willing to obey.  But as I have continued to prayerfully listen, I have realized He was simply checking my spirit to see if I was/am willing to make that sacrifice. Since then, I believe I have heard His challenge to take an even more difficult road – continue using this powerful medium, but use it His way rather than my way.

And again, I find my time window has closed.  More soon.

To be continued…

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