On February 22, I had the privilege of speaking at Come Away. It was a day designed to provide time for and concentration on God. The busyness of life and the constant attention to techie devices makes it challenging to hear God, to focus on Him, to make room for Him in our minds and hearts so we took a break from “normal.” It was a fantastic day!
As I was driving home, talking to God about what an amazing event it had been, He impressed on me that it was my turn to come away with Him but not just for a day – for the month of March.
One of my favorite pictures in the Bible is of Moses going up on Mount Sinai to meet with God. A cloud covered the top of the mountain and God’s glory settled on it. His glory looked like a consuming fire.
“Then Moses entered the cloud as he went up on the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.”
I’ve been captivated by that story since I was a little girl. Wondering what that was like for Moses and wanting so desperately to experience God that way.
So I’m unplugging from most of my online stuff for the next few weeks as well as changing some other things. God wants my attention and I want to be with Him. I’m not expecting a cloud and fire, although that would make an awesome blog post, but I am expecting Him to fill and guide me.
I admit to being somewhat fearful at first. Taking a whole month off might mean I lose ministry opportunities. Gasp! The sad truth is … publishers look at a writer’s social media numbers before they even read the manuscript. Event planners want to know how wide a speaker’s influence is before even hearing him/her speak.
“What if I lose followers, God? What if my platform shrinks while I’m away with You?”
Can you guess what He said?
“What I want to do in and through you has nothing to do with something as shallow as social media numbers. That makes Me want to vomit. The best thing you can do for people I ask you to serve is spend more time with Me.”
Bam! I was all in.
I love you, friends. More importantly, God loves you.
See you in April.