It’s the end of week 3 of BASKING- fully aware and reveling in the presence and goodness of God. I’ve got some reflections from this semi-unplugged summer so far; as I have been intentionally staying in the moment with Jesus and experiencing him more fully. Let me start by saying, this has been something that has gone against my flesh at first. As a new writer and blogger, you are supposed to be well connected and active with an audience if you want to advance and grow more followers. It’s been very counter-culture to sign off and not think about how to grow popularity.
I’ve noticed things dying in me. I know, that sounds really morbid. But in the christian life, that is exactly what Jesus asks us to do. Die to ourselves, life for him. I feel so much more alive and free not always posting pictures and sharing moments with the world right as they happen.
I’m sharing moments intimately with God and with people in the flesh that I can touch and see.
Life feels more sacred. I’m not spending much time at all on my phone thinking about how to caption my life. I’m just living it.
So what I’ve tasted this week can be summed up in one word:
The Lord has been faithfully showing me things taking his place and priorities that have been out of place. He’s been separating the chaff from the wheat and blowing away some things that shouldn’t be there. I’ m not sure how I will be using social media after this 5 week series is over. I will have to keep seeking the Lord about that until I get a clearer answer.
One thing I can say is that this life with less social media tastes fuller, more like the abundant life Jesus died to give us.
What we do see is Jesus, who was given a position “a little lower than the angels”; and because he suffered death for us, he is now “crowned with glory and honor.” Yes, by God’s grace, Jesus tasted death for everyone. Hebrews 2:9
My prayer for all of you and for myself is that we live with the taste of eternal life constantly on our tongue. That we never quit craving the flavor of things that will last forever that Jesus has given us. As we live fully in the moment, that we think about the moments that will never end in his manifest glory.
Lord Jesus, thank you for tasting death for us. Please help us to to crown you with the glory and honor you deserve. Help us to live with the TASTE of this gift of ETERNAL LIFE you have given us.
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