Words seem to fail me today. Coherent, flowing words anyway.
I haven’t blogged about it much but we have decided to attend North Rock Hill for the foreseeable future. Both Scott and I feel so peaceful, just so right about this decision. I look forward to church every week and just know that God is moving and speaking to me. I have a list 3 pages long now of all the very specific ways I hear Him speaking lately. Many at the church, some in books, some in songs. The amazing thing is all 3 pages boil down to about 5 themes. God is speaking. I think I mentioned several posts ago that I’m hearing all these thing but I wasn’t sure how they were tying together. Well, today, a few of those things came together in the new series at church called “What if”.
The church is basically launching a 10 year plan for the church. It’s a plan for the church to refocus and become an Acts church again. To quit talking and do some walking. To stop looking at number and dollars as a guide and looking in the community and people around us to see if we’re successful as Christians. It’s all the things that have been so close to my heart and in many of these things God has been speaking to me about. I couldn’t be more excited about this new series and being a part of this new direction.
And in preparation for this, the pastor has asked everyone to fast for 40 days and do a devotion they have prepared. Something like Lent. We’ll be giving up something that takes up our time and attention and replacing it to focus on God.
I’m giving up…
Twitter and Facebook.
I was just going to do Twitter but I knew I’d just start posting my updates on Facebook and defeat the purpose of refocusing so I’m just doing both.
Now, I am going to continue to check in on my non-personal Twitter accts for the purposes of my other blogs. It just happens to be the way I get information so I can post those. I see those blogs as a part-time job and I don’t plan to give those up. For these 40 days, I’m going to stop sharing of myself and try to share it with God. I’m going to stop getting affirmation from Twitter and Facebook and get it from God. For 40 days, I’m just going to stop. God has already been speaking and I just know if I can give even just a few more minutes a day to concentrate on Him He’ll speak even more.
So that’s that.
It will be a bit of a change for me. I keep up with many people through those sites. Many keep up with me. I foresee many more emails and phone calls but that can and will be good.
So, here we go.
Tara Casucci says
I totally get you Amy, I seriously wish you well with your committment. If I can help with iheartdannygokey more, please let me know. Wishing you peace!
We will have to just have more coffee dates! I think that is a good thing.
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Good for you! I will be one of those emailing you more often since grabbing a quick coffee won’t work. As always my prayers are with you.
Best of luck with your Twitter/FB break! I think it sounds like a brilliant idea.
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Good for you! I’m sure God has something awesome for you. Just spending more time with Him will be wonderful. Blessings! 😀
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