“Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.” (1 John 2:15-17 NASB)
No, this is not a blog series about my fondness of non-dairy ice cream.
Nor is it a post about the Feast of Unleavened Bread; but in a sense it could be, especially since we’re in the throws and recently got to the other side of Pesach (Passover) which is all about purging oneself of transgression/lawlessness. And, too much of anything – including non-dairy ice cream – is not a good thing. Actually, the non-dairy ice cream happens to be my replacement for cake since today I turn another year older, and cake is leavened! (The photo inspired this initial blog post.)
This series of blog posts will concern a personal crisis I am presently walking through. Again, just as is supposed to happen during the preparation time for Pesach, I am being purged “of the world”…for things, for comfort…Being humbled, in a sense, of what might be prideful independence, or it could simply be The Father’s way of moving me into the next season of my walk in this life on earth. I am not going to get into the crisis until later because there is much left to discern and discover about what I’m walking through. This is simply an introduction.
I will share that this issue arose unexpectedly, not quite a month ago, and I didn’t have time to think about it (I was literally in shock for a week): I had to accept it and keep moving forward. Due to the Biblical season we’re in, it is likely others have also been pushed into uncomfortable places. If you walk closely with Adonai, I hope you have leaned hard on His capable shoulders. If you are not walking with the LORD (Yeshua, Jesus…) then I pray you will find Him in the center of the winds swirling around you.
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We must hold everything hand open, palm up. It is His to give and His to take. Lord, these days are so uncertain. Help us to be ready to relinquish everything to You. We need You, Lord.