During devotion God led me to Deuteronomy 12. The Word in verse 1 informs us that there are statues and judgements (NKJV), rules, regulations and precepts (Amplified and The Message) that we must be “careful to observe,” in order to properly serve and worship God. Verses 2-3 inform us of things to “utterly destroy” in obedience to His command . Verse 4 lets us know what some of these things are; altars, sacred pillars and images. Okay I thought! But God began to break this down in a way that is applicable (reading chapter 12 and those following brings more clarity…I will keep reading…and no we are not under the law…but God is speaking).
As we prayerfully embark, emerge and travel into 2020 we must be mindful to leave past decades of baggage behind. In order to effectively travel into this decade internal and external cleansing, purging, and eliminating must occur.
All altars in the mind and self righteousness must be destroyed. All pillars of ideologies and private interpretations must be dispossessed. All images that satisfy the lust of the flesh and that please selfish ambitions must no longer exist. Yes, this is a tall order. But with the Spirit’s help all things are possible.
It is a process and will not happen instantaneously. He will guide the process and show the way of simplicity, decluttering, cleansing, yielding, belonging and not belonging, what to have and what not to have…letting go…. and let’s not forget resting.
Seeking Him leads to the path of sacred living that purifies the path for authentic service and worship. Enjoy the journey of 2020 and beyond.
With much love I pray, care and share #soulcare.