This morning I feel like I am on the verge of tears. Have you ever had that stirring within you where you feel the presence of the Lord so much that you feel a need to repent? That’s where I am today. God is calling me to more purity in my life and more reverence for Him. I love Him with all my heart and always have but this is something new in my life. I want to seek Him more than I ever have. He is calling me to new things in my life. For the last four years I have been in a barren land where the enemy has used words of defeat hoping that I would give up totally but as we know he is a liar. I have broken free from this season of bondage in my life and the last year the Lord has been building me up once again to be able to hear him. It is no coincidence that the Lord enabled me to lead a Bible study called “Discerning the Voice of God” written by Priscilla Shirer at the Bible Cafe for Women. It is my desire that we can all begin to hear more clearly from Him and that we can have the scriptures illuminated by the Holy Spirit to our spirit. At the beginning of this post I told you that I felt a need to repent today. What was that repentance about? Let me tell you.
Yesterday on Twitter there were two discussions going on. One was regarding once saved/always saved? and the other was Lent. Everyone began giving their opinions using scriptures and as far as Lent people were discussing if it was tradition and should or should not be observed. I must admit that I had an opinion also. That is why late yesterday afternoon and today I had this prodding, I’m sure from the Holy Spirit, that it’s not only NOT about my opinion but these types of discussions, even though they were about interesting topics, were not for me to participate in. Why? Because we are all brothers and sisters and it’s these type of discussions that sometimes end friendships. Twitter is an amazing network of Christians and there are wonderful things going on in the community so it’s my prayer that we can set aside some of these subjects and strive to lift up the name of Jesus and represent Him as the ambassadors we are. At least that is what He is telling me to do.
This may not make much sense because I am still processing things but I believe He is calling me and others to “seek and search for Him” and on the lighter side to “pray before we Tweet”.
Lord, in Jeremiah 29:13 it says “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”I ask you to purify me and cleanse me so that my words will be seasoned. Lord, give me a teachable spirit.In Jesus name. Amen
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I love the blog post and the emotions you express so very well! I’ve been struggling with my presence on Twitter….somedays it leaves me with a heavy heart and burdened. Other times, Twitter nourishes me and refreshes me with God’s presence in the stories shared by others.
I’ve been careful not to fall prey into defending my religion, defending Beth Moore, or debating pastors who try to entire me into “i know more than you” conversations. I simply follow my heart, towards God,and place everything into HIS beautiful hands. He knows I’m not perfect, He knows my weakness, and yet, He still calls me to share His Word. I am forever thankful that he is leading you as well. When He calls, we follow.
Good blog! I agree with you; I choose my Twitter convos/debates wisely. People watch our walk, and that includes our tweets.