Saturday, August 15, 2009

Spiritual Sundays: Move Over

“Move over, Renee, and make more room for God.”

I was reading the book “The Shack” this week and in one part of the book where God speaks about how He lives inside of each of us, I started thinking about whether I allow God, who lives in me, to do what He needs to do through me. The words above popped up in my mind clear as a bell, “Move over, Renee, and make more room for God.”

I sometimes let fear rule my life. I can waste a great deal of time worrying about things that usually do not come to pass. My own narrow-mindedness can get in the way of me seeing the good in people, seeing GOD in other people. Seeing the good….and God in myself! I need to consciously and with persistence, move out of the way and make more room for God. With Him as my guide I can let go of worry, fear, or critical thinking. In doing so I will be able to become more and more as God intended. More Christ-like. More loving. More forgiving. More at peace. Making more room for God actually transforms me to be more like God.

Romans 8:9-11
"But if God Himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than Him….It stands to reason, doesn’t it, that if the alive-and-present God sent God who raised Jesus from the dead moves into your life, he will do the same thing in you that he did in Jesus, bringing you alive to Himself. When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life."

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Charlotte said...

I think this is a lesson we all need. We need to make more room for God in our lives. Thank you for sharing this observation.

rcubes said...

"God breathing in us and living in us..." and Who is greater than him who is in this world. Can't ask for anything more.

God bless.

Lisa said...

Oh Renee! I think we are all on that journey! I guess we are growing up, in Christ.:)

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Renee:
Hooray for being delivered from that dead life! What a great scripture that is. Have a super Spiritual Sunday.

Denise said...

Such an awesome post, blessings to you.

SmilingSally said...

I sin by worrying too. Thanks for helping me remember it does no good.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I love this post. Move over...I will use those words the next time I am tempted to worry. It is such a visual word picture. Thank you for your message today.

Blessings, Karen

enchanting cottage said...

I try so hard in my life to know when God is with me and is my life everday even in the small stuff.

Clif said...

Excellent. You made this easy to understand and easier--not easy, to apply to and live out in our lives. Thank you.

Jan Lyn said...

This was a great post for me. I've fallen behind in my reading of blogs, but it came to me in good timing. Wonderful scripture reminder as well. Thanks, Renee.