The sound of it recalls
a box of items upon a shelf
that others have left behind,
Do the owners know that the items are missing?
Would they know where to look?
More than two years ago, on the 20th of September 2008, this was part of what I posted in a blog about abiding in Christ:
I have known there must be less of me and more of Him, but I have learned there must be none of me and ALL of Him! I cannot fully abide in Christ until there is no me, no self left at all. Then all that I am is all that He Is. Is this possible? To my natural mind it seems impossible to die to myself completely, it is not a natural act or process however, it is supernatural and can only be possible because of the Holy Spirit that indwells and guides me. My natural man fears death of self while my spirit man hungers for the same, to be totally lost and then totally found in Jesus.
This then, is the losing and the finding I have been seeking. I cannot strive toward it, this releasing of all that my "self" struggles to hold. Had I known how fierce would be the battle would I have dared begin?
Totally lost, totally found, totally His.
To exist as a reflection of His glory and His love.
There is no harder task.
There is no higher call.
In knowing I can not
I take the first step toward possibility.
This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:8 NIV
I am linking twice today!
to Bonnie's Faith Barista Jam about discovering God's purpose for our lives
and to Emily's at In The Hush of the Moon where we share our imperfect words