Not sure what is going on with this laptop, but when I typed in the title, it sort of knew, I think, that I was talking about “it”. I’ve gotten way more “time” in on this computer than was ever predicted. I have preached many sermons from this laptop, sitting in my lap, or it sitting on the ironing board when I had no desk. I’ve shared many joys, as well as life’s heartaches from these clicking keys. This laptop journeyed with great joy to Honduras and loved every minute of it! But I’m feeling it is time to “move on” to new territory…in more ways than one. (I’m saving all I can for the “next” sermon tool!)
But not just the computer.
My truck too. I call it a truck—but it’s really an SUV. Almost 10 years old—we’ve seen many miles together and the steering wheel has been an altar for all those many years. It carried home from Birmingham, our second grandson, the one who struggled to get here—and then struggled to stay.
I’ve heard the voice of God in that truck—and I accepted the “call” from Him on my life in that truck—and then with tears so hot and heavy—could hardly see to drive for miles. This truck also carried my sisters, Aimee and Wanda, along with our mother and her sister, Evielean on several “Sisters Retreats”….Good memories.
But the enemy has crept in too when I wasn’t paying attention. That happens when we let our guard down. All in all though—this truck has far more good memories than bad.
However; this truck is old. It has a few idiosyncrasies. And a few ailments. It’s not as dependable as it once was—and I can’t say I “trust” it all the time. Actually, when I leave home on my truck, even to run to Wal-Mart, I make sure Jeff has his phone handy—just in case…
But not just the truck.
It’s my old ways too. They’ve got to go.
My old ways of speaking before thinking…
My old ways of thinking of “me” before “them”….
My old ways of hesitating when I know He’s called me into action…
My old ways of living life…not to the fullest—being caught up too much in the opinion of others…when it’s ONLY HIM that counts.
It’s ME that’s got to go….I must die daily to myself—so that ONLY HE LIVES.
If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. Romans 14:8 NIV
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 NIV
The “old stuff” has got to go. Making way for the “new thing” that HE is doing in us…each one of us.
Is HE calling you to take out some trash or—worn out stuff from your life? Is he calling YOU to make a step in a new direction?
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