16 But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer. -Luke 5:16
It’s been a whole two weeks since I’ve blogged, twittered, or Facebooked (with the exception of Rev stuff and bdays). I really felt in my heart that I need to lay all of it aside. For more reasons then I care to share, but to name a few:
- To get totally focused on God and His business – I’m believing God for the finances to not have to work a job serving tables to focus more on the things of God. Acts 6:2-4 is one scripture I’m standing on . . . God really spoke to my heart and said, “When you start doing that (giving yourself to the Word and Prayer) in your free time, then I’ll provide.” I’m pursuing God with everything I got!
- To actually enjoy authentic relationships – not enjoy whats going on in people’s lives on FB or Twitter, but to turn off my phone and focus on people who are right before me. They are the ones who I can add value to, not people following on Twitter.
- To die to myself – The world isn’t paying nearly as much attention to us as we think are they? We exist to point the world to Jesus, not ourselves. God didn’t call me to make me popular, build the “Bubba” brand, or anything else. He will not share His glory with anyone, so why keep trying to bring glory to ourselves, lets give ALL the glory to the One who deserves it.
To be honest with you, I’ve loved this. I feel free!
I don’t know how long I’m going to keep from blogging, twittering, and facebooking . . . to be honest, until I have a release in my heart to come back, I won’t.
I will come back because I do think these are things that do add value to people, but they are also things that I have no desire to put ahead of God, others, or enjoying the life God intended me to enjoy.
I hope this post has added value to you and I hope that you are and will consistently call time-outs in your life to Be Still and Know He is God (and to get to know Him, not about Him.) It’ll be the best thing you ever did!