unlike last year’s 31 days series, i have zero plan, zero structure for this one.
instead, i want it to be a practical exercise in falling in love with the Almighty. wholly, completely, unbridled love.
i just want lay it all down, all the baggage, all the mess, nail it feebly to Calvary, curl up in the fetal position in His arms, and know i’m home.
i’ve been studying, through sunday messages at church and bible studies with beth moore and priscilla shirer, the old testament almost exclusively for months now. and i think more neurons have fired in new pathways than ever before.
one of my favorite tidbits learnt recently is how the Lord builds sabbath into the israelite practices, but how as christians we don’t observe it. because when Jesus comes, what He says in matthew 11:28 is, “come to me…and i will give you sabbath” (emphasis and other grammatical discrepancies mine).
He will give us rest. it is built into the foundation of our practice as believers. it is part of His provision to us.
how do we find the faith that refreshes, the faith that gives rest? how do we build the altar, worship sacrificially, make Jesus the center of everything?
i don’t know, but i want to find out. so if last year was the season of practical faith, this is the one of passionate faith: learning to live the life laid open, small offerings magnified for His matchless glory.