Hello! Glad you're here! Ask God to speak directly to your heart.
And then take a moment to read Mark One.
Sometimes, I get a lot out of a quiet time by reading a commentary and doing hard inductive study. Other times, God just brings my attention to one thing and speaks directly to my heart. No origins of words, no reading up on super smart people's arguments, no looking into different translations.
At once. Right away. Immediately.
All those words are used in one chapter. One thing remains clear: urgency.
Immediately after Jesus was baptized he was taken to the wilderness to be tempted. (v.12)
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. (v. 18)
Immediately He called them and they left their father. (v. 20)
Immediately the disease left him. (v. 42)
This got me thinking about urgency. What am I being slow to do? And the truth is, I was being slow to surrender my relationship with Alex.
I got caught in a cycle of thinking wrong. I thought that in order to surrender my relationship I had to say, "God, I will break up with him because I love You more than I love him."
That's just not true! I had to immediately surrender my relationship and everything about it.
-Our finances individually
-Our talents & aspirations
I had to surrender all of it. Immediately.
Lord, help me to see what you want me to do immediately. Maybe it is to surrender something or maybe it is to do something that You have already called me to do. Help me be urgent. Help me to follow Your will in order to submit to your perfect timing. Amen.
Here at Desperately Dependent, I write about how I need God much more than He needs me. I write about how living the Spirit Filled Life is changing me and the people around me. And how so many 'failures' and awkward situations arise from being a Christian Twenty Something.