God has recently been talking to me about a number of things. No, He hasn’t spoken in some thunderous voice that comes from a cloud or a burning bush like in the movie The Ten Commandments (although I know He did and still does).
No, this is through impressions in my heart. Some of them have not been very pleasant. God is doing something in my heart to rid me of… well… me. It’s a slow (lifelong) process and one where I’m not going easily. I’m being dragged out kicking and screaming.
Through Outflow, my relationship with God is getting better. It’s more of an ongoing conversation throughout the day than an appointment at 6:30am or whatever. My ears are perked up, listening for his “voice”. I’m trying to be more sensitive to opportunities that pop up during the day. But that doesn’t mean I don’t miss opportunities or blow it now and then.
In fact, I blow it almost as consistently as I follow His leading. But, you know, I think He understands and appreciates that at least I’m trying. He longs for that. He yearns — more than anything — for us to want to get closer to Him.
So, after I blow it or miss it, I have to keep getting up, starting over, and pressing forward. I know — by faith – that…
“… that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phillipians 1:6, NIV)
Keep on keepin’ on.