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Lessons of Truth Today- Journal Challenge, Day 5
Today started out with me still awake from the night before because I was concerned about a friend after talking with him and not getting word that he had reached home safely. I slept for about an hour before realizing I hadn’t heard from him,; and then I couldn’t go back to sleep, so I channeled the energy into writing two articles for my NY Christian Living column. By the time I finished writing and posting the articles, it was close to my 4 a.m. meeting with God so I stayed up and transitioned into my morning routine of spiritual practices. I thought I would get a nap after the prayer line conference call, but ended up having three more phone conversations, two of which interrupted my attempts at getting some sleep.
Humorous & Awesome Lesson
Today ended with me oversleeping and missing the 3rd night of consecration and intercessory prayer at my church. I was disappointed, but realized that it may have been for the best because my body was fatigued and the targeted prayer area was Satanic Involvement, which is not the wisest atmosphere to be in when one is in a vulnerable state.
And now this I know is true:
When I set an intention or enter into a state of spiritual enlightenment and growth, everything unlike it will present itself as a distraction. When in a place of consecration, it is best to limit communication and stay focused on God and self. I already knew the potential distractions and what to do through Spirit’s direction to set and stick to the boundaries in the beginning, instead of waiting and being forced to protect my sacred time. Protect the ear-gate and be careful with what is received because words heard sow seeds in the spirit and if not filtered and addressed may produce undesirable fruit. My inner struggles and desires out-picture themselves and reflect back to me in my relationships with others. I knew all this to be true, but today I learned it on a deeper level.
NOTE: Write Here, Right Now: 30 Day Journaling Challenge day 5 complete. Thank you, God!