Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 7: Letting Go

A week ago today we began the Manna Principle. We decided to have an evaluation today to see how things were going. You know, to see if things should be left as is or if changes needed to be made.

I wish I could say things were going to remain the same because it seemed to be going greatThen it happened...The conversation between Carl and I.

 Carl: So, when are we going to start.
Grisel: (Confused) Uh, we did, last Monday.  What do mean when are we going to start?
Carl: Oh, I thought we were doing a test run and then we were going to get strict about it.
Grisel: What? I thought we spoke about it? What do you mean by get strict about it?...etc...etc...etc..

Is it us or is it a marriage thing? The communication factor. Same conversation, two different interpretations. (Another blog post all together)
Confession: Carl had some good points to make. (sigh)
If we were doing this then we needed to do it right.
Be "authentic" about it, (ouch), but I saw the truth in it.
How could we swim in deep waters if we didn't leave the shore?

My problem is "inconvenience".
I've been challenged in the past week but have I gone as far as I could go? As far as God is calling me to go?

As much as I want to see where God is taking us I think I'm settling for a back seat because in the back of my mind is my schedule, my timeframe, my motivation, 

But its not about me is it?  
Its about gaining what's eternal. A deep rich relationship with the Lord.

Phillipians 3:7-8
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.  What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

So, out of love, I'm letting go of me and hanging onto Him. I'm going to let Him transform me.

Since we are doing this experiment to see what the Lord will teach us and what transformation he will bring out of this for our family and for us to share with others it only made sense to extend this experiment from 30 days to 40 days.
40 is a biblical number that God used on many different occasions to teach his people.

God sent rain for 40 days and 40 nights Genesis 7:4

Moses spent 40 days on the mountain with God fasting. Exodus 34:28

Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days.  Luke 4:2

Jesus appeared for 40 days showing he was alive and speaking about the kingdom of God before he ascended into heaven.
Acts 1:3

God used forty days often to transform lives and
prepare His people.

  In what ways are you letting go and letting God transform you?

1 comment:

  1. ouch, I have been struggling with the inconvenience factor too lately. Thanks for sharing!