The room was full last night at Kate’s Five Minute Friday party. One of our fellow writers, Amber, was back in Nepal after a stateside sabbatical and she entered the room with the sun rising in that part of the world and darkness had settled here on the eastern side of the states. That is one of the beautiful things about FMF – the whole world is represented in that little space of time known as the worldwide internet. Say what you will about it, social media can be used mightily for the kingdom of God. I, for one, love it – I don’t abuse it or overuse it – but I love it! At 9:45 p.m. EST Kate Motaung said…
I saw the word, fluffed my pillow and fell asleep thinking about what it means to be abandoned. My REM sleep was deep but my hubs had to shake me a bit around 1:30 – I had been wrestling in my sleep and talking. You see this word, without realizing it, unraveled me.
v. Cease to support or look after (someone); desert. Give up completely (something).
n. Complete lack of inhibition or restraint
I’ve been abandoned.
I have abandoned.
This season of Lent is prying open the depths of my being. Maybe because I wrote a book about it and now I’m reading that book each day and allowing the Spirit words given to me in January to be used as that two-edged sword cutting between soul and spirit, piercing between joint and marrow (ref: Hebrews 4.12).
Jesus never said the journey would be easy or safe, but He did say…
He would never ABANDON us (ref: Hebrews 13.4-6).
I am His – and He promised me.
Do you rest in that promise?
It isn’t too late to shake up your season of Lent. Available in paperback or Kindle. I highly recommend the book because you will want to journal this journey of Lent!