Over the past few years I have come to realize that “commitment” is such a weak word. I have come to realize that anything less than an obsession for the Father’s affectionate presence doesn’t have a chance in a world filled with disappointment and pain. With an enemy who has no problem spending all of hell’s resources on me being half-hearted in the way I indulge in my Father’s love, my obsession with my Father’s presence has become of supreme importance.
As many of you know, Brother Lawrence was a simple man who became famous for how he walked with God in everyday life. I love his three hundred year old words from “The Practice of the Presence Of God”:
When any outside business unnecessarily diverted me from my communication with God, a little reminder came from the Lord that took possession of my soul, flooding it with the images of God. This sometimes set me on fire to the point that I felt a great impulse to shout praises, to sing, and to dance before the Lord with joy.
Holy Spirit give me the courage this week to respond to your affection with no filter of what people think. You are THE advocate of freedom and I choose You to be my advocate of freedom! Come Holy Spirit Come!