I realized that when you are holding onto too much stuff at one time, everything in your hand begins to feel so natural, that it's hard to tell the difference between what you are suppose to be letting go of and what you are suppose to be holding onto.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Matthew 16:25-26
Many of us are trying to save one thing or another. We are trying to save money. We are trying to save our kids. We are trying to save face, in front of others. We are trying to save others, especially in light of the recent natural disasters. We are trying to save relationships. In some cases, we are trying to save things that are "dead" in our lives.
Jesus flipped "dead" on it's back calling what seemed "dead, alive. And calling what seemed "alive", dead. We have to see things with spiritual eyes, that can only come from a relationship with God, in Christ. Even though I struggle like everybody else. I see things that others don't see, I hear things that others don't hear. The Holy Spirit can change the way you see, the way you hear, and the way you walk through this life. I have a long way to go, but as a result of a crisis my husband and I went through, God was able to really transform me in many ways. The testing of our faith is such an amazing tool for our growth.
"Dead" doesn't mean what we think it means, nor does "life" mean what we think it means. I hear the voice of God most clearly when I live a lean life. Meaning that I don't fill my life up with too many things to do. It seems that the faster my pace, the less I hear God's voice. The slower my pace, the more I hear of God's voice. Something to ponder........................