Confessions From A Child Of God


I know I'm late with jumping on the lent band wagon, but I honestly didn't feel like anything I was giving up was a true sacrifice.  A nice gesture indeed, but a far cry from a sincere sacrifice.  That was until I read Jennifer's blog post titled A "Me" Fast.  Reading her blog set of all sorts of bells and whistles.  It made perfect sense to me!  I needed to give me up for lent to my Father.  Daily I am striving to live like God, but because I am human I fall short.  I sometimes get into my "what about me moods" and let me tell you my friends it is not cute.  There were times when I put my blog or mission before spending time with God first thing in my morning.  No human is perfect of this I am aware, but there are no rules that state I can not be more like God.  In fact, Ephesians 4:24 says: "You were created to be like God, and so you must please him and be truly holy."  Will I become truly holy?  I don't know, but I do know that I am willing to do whatever He wishes me to do so that I may live with him forever.

So, for lent I give up myself.  I give up my selfish ways.  I give up saying and doing things that I know God would not approve of.  Each day will begin with me giving him my undivided attention.  I will give God my very best and my family as well.  I will stay focused in Him more than worldly things.  I will lay down my "what about me mentality" forever.

Heavenly Father, you know what is deep in my heart.  You know how greatly I desire to become the child You need me to be.  I ask You to strip me clean, so that I can be less and you can be greater within me.  I trust in You and believe in Jesus' Name.  Amen.

7 comments:

  1. Tabitha,

    I think that spending time with God is the perfect way to start your day. It can only improve from there!

    Be sure you stop by today for a last minute opportunity to participate in two giveaways for tomorrow.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  2. I pray that your hopes...your dreams are lifted to His ears and heart...and that His will be done :)
    HUGS.

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  3. In my church we don't do lent, but I agree with you giving up selfish ways is a good idea all the time - soooo tough to do - good luck!!!

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  4. I like that, Tabitha, and I know God will bless you for your unselfish heart! I think all too often we DO think about what WE want and what WE need a little more than we should. A regular fast from ourselves is probably a fantastic idea! I'll definitely have to keep that in mind!

    I've missed seeing you lately. I just haven't felt well so I haven't been visiting much. I hope to do better in the coming days.

    I'd love for you to pop over to my blog soon if you get a chance. Today I posted a YouTube video of my hubby from when he was featured on the TV show, Rescue 911.....almost 21 years ago!! I'd love for you to come check it out!

    Have a wonderfully blessed weekend!

    Love ya!

    Teresa <><

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  5. Hi Tabitha,
    There are so many times when I stop by to read your blog that your words absolutely blow me away--and turn me on my axis. This is one of those posts. You are so grounded and so focused on what is ultimately important in your life. Thank you for sharing this.

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  6. I have popped in to give you loving and grateful hugs for all that you are and all that you do, sweetest Tabby :)

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  7. Hello, my friend. I've missed you.

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You bless me with your presence! Tabitha♥

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