Healthy Spiritually: First Thing First

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Lately i’ve been able to read just about whatever, but scripture.  Its like my mind has an automatic shut-off.  It’s crazy – i think its been a wake-up call siren for how unhealthy I am spiritually.  That God is not First in my heart.  There are so many other things vying for and winning my attention, desire and love.  Even when i’m reading a devotional i glaze over the scripture and pay closer attention to what the author of the devotional is saying – how he or she interprets it.  Its as if i don’t believe God speaks to me anymore.

I’m here sitting in the dark at my dining room table while my husband and boys are fast asleep (hopefully no cries from the littlest one anytime soon) to type a blog post that i have written in my head all week.  It was going to contain my game plan – a game plan for what i’m going to be doing to become healthy spiritually – the time i’m going to get up, the devotional i’m going to read and the way i hope to improve my prayer life.  Instead, this is what i’m writing.  I said i wanted to be real. The real is that i have idols that are on the throne where God should be and its time for me to get real serious and start handing out some eviction notices – they gots to go – for the sake of my family, for the sake of my ministry but most importantly for the sake of my intimacy with the Lord. I ache to be close to Him.

So what now?  i get up early, i pray, i read scripture, i listen for His voice.  I trust my Father to do in my heart what cannot be done by these activities alone. Revival.

Please pray the following scripture for me;

Colossians 1:9b-14 – that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding,10 so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God. 11 May you be strengthened with all power, according to His gloriousmight, for all endurance and patience, with joy 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the saints’ inheritance in the light. 13 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son He loves. 14 We have redemption, the forgiveness of sins, in Him.

then comment below to let me know you did – would be super encouraging!  Also, let me know how you are hoping to grow in your relationship with the Lord this year and how I can pray for you – when the your comment is approved that means you have been prayed for – love ya!

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5 Replies to “Healthy Spiritually: First Thing First”

  1. prayed/praying for you sandy! pray the same for me please. i’ve been in this dry season but the Lord has been telling me to rest where He has me and stop trying to force myself to grow. now i feel Him telling me to love Him with all my heart, mind, and soul and it’s hard not to “force” myself to do that by reading more/praying more/etc. i desire intimacy with Him that i don’t produce myself.

    1. Thanks Dominique – for praying for me and sharing. Intimacy with God is definitively something that can’t just be produced by our own will and works – i’ve tried :/. I pray he will teach us both what it looks like to truly love Him the way He so deserves.

  2. Prayed for you friend….and prayed it over myself. I’m excited about your honesty. It’s encouraging to know I’m not the only one. Now, I need to implement these truths as well and not sit in this spiritual funk of doing things “comfortably.” I’m going to have to push and challenge myself to read scripture even when I don’t feel like it. I can’t expect to hear his booming voice every time I open the book….my expectation should be to learn about him…that will not disappoint!

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