I’m doing a 12 week prayer journey with a group at my church. We read assigned scripture passages, we let it speak to us, we come together once a week for faith sharing. Simple. As I start on week three, I want to start blogging in order to document where the Lord is taking me. If it blesses anyone else in the process, that is an added bonus…God is good like that. 😀
So each day, He seems to be leading me on a particular path…as I’ve been writing it down, it alls seems to flow together from day today. It’s so beautiful how the flow of our lives proceeds if only we pay attention. I normally am not the greatest at paying attention and why I find this group so instrumental right now. It’s genius in its simplicity and helps me to focus in on what’s important for the moment.
I’m going to summarize here where weeks one and two lead me and then go forward hopefully with a daily post…I say hopefully because that’s another thing that I’m not too good at…I always start with good intentions though.
-He’s seeking me
-He wants to give me His life
-So I can fulfill the mission that He has for me
-I need to clear the way for pure love to work, through forgiveness
-embracing LIFE and LIBERTY
-which is Jesus Himself!
(I was familiar with the concept of needing to be forgiven to be in a state of grace…of repentance for my own sins. However this week brought me a new insight, of needing to forgive others. We say in the Our Father, ‘forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who have trespassed against us’…in fact I have said it so often, that it has become nearly meaningless. But it was impressed upon me the importance of not holding on to the little bothers and resentments that I tend to rehash in my head and heart way too much. )
-I need to focus on the one important thing
-and leave the outcome to Jesus
-I can’t get distracted
-because failure to obey incurs a penalty
-I need to be faithful in the little things.
-I can trust Him implicitly.
(The big message this week was the fact that little acts of disobedience are still disobedience and do have negatives effects in my life as they build up. That He’s the One that knows me and is guiding me, leave the outcome to Him and just give Him my best…regardless of what others may think or say. He will never lead me into sin, but He will for sure lead me in ways that are beyond other people’s understanding. That’s ok.)