If we cling to our life, we lose more than we think. If we release it into Gods hands then we gain much more.

And release. That can be difficult for many reasons, the need for control being one of the strongest. Yet I am challenged by a possible subsequent call. One that will help me to live in the fullness of God.

First there is ‘And release’. 

Then there is ‘And separate’. 

More than I have felt for a long time I feel the call to separate. Not in a legalistic, religious fashion. Not in a pious ‘I’m better than you’ kind of way either. Just in a simple manner, in deliberately spending more time with my Heavenly Father, a greater awareness of Him, being in constant conversation with Him and knowing a clearer leading of the Holy Spirit. 

Not sure what that looks like. Switching stuff off more. Creating some space for intimacy. Being careful what I attach myself to, what I allow in, what I put time and resource to. 

I desire and need Gods continuous guidance. I want and need an authentic, vulnerable, Spirit led life with my God, my Father. 

I’m not becoming a monk or heading off to a cave somewhere for 6 months but I don’t think the time spent in front of the TV is going to help me experience the fullness of what God has for me. I need His presence for that. 

I know I won’t get it right all the time. Just looking to crave God more, love God more, know God more and live for Him more. It can only be a good thing, right?

Your thoughts? What do you do to stay intimate with God?

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