I have read the New Testament through so many times in my life that I’m not even sure–as though it matters. When I was younger I did keep track thinking somehow I would have learned enough about God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit to warrant my redemption and living in heaven for eternity. I didn’t really mean to be doing this to look like the Pharisees in the Old Testament, but that is exactly what I was doing. Now that I am learning to depend on Spirit living I am seeing just how much of my life was lived by rules rather than by surrender and faith.
When this weekend started I had three things troubling me. They were all connected to family members. Yesterday morning I felt nudged to address the one and it is now resolved–not in a flesh way, but with God’s insights and everyone feeling God’s freedom. This morning in my devotional time I was shown that today is the day to address another one of them. I will do this at the right time today. The third one will be done when the nudge and clarity comes. As I was journaling about these three this morning God was bringing some insights forth. First, I have always thought timing was measured by our earthly time. God’s timing is always when circumstances are right with those involved. These two would often clash when I used earthly time to determine readiness. I didn’t give credible attention to the fact that earthly time is also in God’s Hands. When circumstances are right, God ensures timing is also right. This is a huge step in faith living for me.
The other thing God brought clarity to this morning was when I wrote in my journal,
“I surrender so You can take charge.” As soon as I had that written I felt nudged to correct my thinking for God doesn’t remove our ability to have choice. I then rewrote the sentence to read: “When I am fully surrendered to You, You have fullness of opportunity to complete Your purposes and ways using me. This is what I want and choose.” Spirit living is a big step into FAITH. I want to stay here the rest of my earthly life. Join me if you are sensing the same nudge.