I truly thought that as we entered this Lenten season that I would be called to do something drastic.
I truly believe that there are some seasons of your life that God calls you to not necessarily give any thing up sacrificially, but calls you to focus intentionally in the midst of the chaos.
Life is busy right now. I have three great teenagers. One is graduating from high school in 3 months. Two will graduate next year. Are you picturing this with me? My pouring into their lives daily (in this way) is slowly (and quickly) coming to a close.
My hubs has a high stress job and tends to travel alot..
My mom lives close by and needs me more and more..
I have a full time, wide-open job that I love.
So… I struggled when I shared with my hubs that I thought God was calling me to step back from FB and Twitter and he responded negatively. He wasn't mean and he didn't shrug off the conversation. Please don't misunderstand me. He checked me on my motives. The conversation turned to his encouragement not to step away completely. Encouraging others and relationships are a big part of who I am. If I stepped back from those two formats completely I wouldn't be myself. True.
Conflicted. Isn't that part of the point of Lent? To sacrificially give up something that prevents you from digging deeper into your relationship with God?
Confused. Aren't you supposed to spend the season of Lent in reflection and intimate examination of your heart and your relationship with God?
I think the answers are yes and yes.
Here is how God is using this season, and quite frankly it's freaking me out a bit. IT's SOO personal. So stinking personal. ( I KNOW!!!)
A Thomas Nelson sponsored devotional taken from 66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God that Invites You into His Story by Dr. Larry Crabb.
An email in my inbox every morning for crying out loud. I am on day seven. ONLY day seven. I've been on my face every time. Every time.
Outside of some amazing Bible Studies and reading the WORD for myself, I dare say there has been any time more personal. I am almost afraid to say any more about it.
So, consider this.
Could He possibly ask you to intently focus during Lent while not giving anything up?
Could He possibly ask you to get to a place of victory as you begin to surrender to His will?
Could He possibly ask you to sacrificially give of your time?
Let me know…
Me.. He's got me on my face. It's okay, there is a great view down here.