Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Instead, give yourselves completely to God… use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right.
Romans 6:12-13 (NLT)
You may know that I’m sometimes slow to catch on. Because of this character trait, God often repeats the same message through different voices until I hear him. This happened again recently.
During Lent, I set my alarm back 30 minutes to pray and write. I felt focused and full of the Spirit. When Lent ended my Facebook fast also ended. I slowly frittered
away that prayer time. Hello, my name is Cathy and I’m a FB junkie.
So God alerted me to the problem.
Alert #1: I recently asked a friend to pray for me because my passion for God has
been flat – no crisis of faith, just a lack of my normal enthusiasm. She gently
asked “How is your devotion time?” Her words were right to God’s point, but I didn’t hear him.
Alert #2: My writers’ critique group recently shared ideas for productive writing habits
that included getting up early and
praying before writing. That reminded me why my alarm rings at dawn, but I
still surfed Facebook.
Alert #3: On Pentacost my pastor encouraged us to position ourselves for use by the Holy Spirit, using authors who have a discipline of setting time aside to write every day as the perfect example. Ok God, I hear you. I’ll see you in the morning.
I’ve learned that a message repeated from multiple sources that aligns with Biblical teaching is usually from God. Today I’m obeying and God is faithfully pouring His Spirit into me.
What message is on repeat in your life? Could it be from God? (tweet it)
Spend a few minutes to plant a quick Seed. Or stay longer and plant a whole garden.
Each post is a brief scriptural thought that will grow as you let it take root in your thoughts. If you have time, dig into one area of interest and plant a whole garden.