For several months now I have been doing a challenge of putting in practice Rom. 6:11-14. It has helped me act more like Jesus and less like myself more and more. I still have a lot of things to let God change in my life but I can definitly see His hand working and molding me more so that I can be used for His glory each and every day. 🙂 It’s all about surrndering our members and heart to the Lord. Let Him take control of us. Consider ourselves dead to sin but alive in Him!
As I was reading, Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado, I learned about a godly man from the 1800s that experimented having a more constant contact with God. His life has inspired me to pursue the same thing. Please take some time to read some of his diary entries and the pdf book and let his life inspire you to do the same for God’s glory. =)
The Journal of Frank Laubach
“Can we have that contact with God all the time? All the time awake, fall asleep in His arms, and awaken in His presence? Can we attain that? Can we do His will all the time? Can we think His thoughts all the time?…Can I bring the Lord back to my mind-flow every few seconds so that God shall always be in my mind? I choose to make the rest of my life an experiment in answering the question. “
His experiment started January 1930.
Janruary 26, 1930
“I am feeling God in each movement, by an act of will- willing that He shall direct these finger that now strike this typewriter- willing that He shall pour through my steps as I walk.”
March 1, 1930
“This sense of being led by unseen hand which takes mine while another hand reaches ahead and prepares the way, grows upon me daily…sometimes it requires a long time early in the morning. I determine not to get out of bed until that mind set upon the Lord is settled.”
April 18, 1930
“I have tasted a thrill in fellowship with God which has made anything discordant with God disgusting. This afternoon the possession of God has caught me up with such sheer joy that I thought I never had known anything like it. God was so close and so amazingly lovely that I felt like melting all over with a strange blissful contentment. Having had this experience, which comes to me now several times a week, the thrill of filth repels me, for I know its power to drag me from God. And after an hour of close friendship with God my soul feels clean, as new fallen snow.”
May 14, 1930
“Oh, this thing of keeping in constant touch with God, of making Him the object of my thought and the companion of my conversations, is the most amazing thing I ever ran across. It is working. I cannot do it even half of a day- not yet, but I believe I shall be doing it some day for the entire day. It is a matter of acquiring a new habit of thought.”
May 24, 1930
“This concentration upon God is strenuous, but everything else has ceased to be so. I think more clearly, I forget less frequently. Things which I did with a strain before, I now do easily and with no effort whatever. I worry about nothing, and lose no sleep. I walk on air a good part of the time. Even the mirror reveals a new light in my eyes and face. I no longer feel in a hurry about anything. Everything goes right. Each minute I meet calmly as though it were not important. Nothing can go wrong excepting one thing. That is that God may slip from my mind.”
June 1, 1930
“Ah, God, what a new nearness this brings for Thee and me, to realize that Thou alone canst understand me, for Thou alone knowest all! Thou art no longer a stranger, God! Thou art the only being in the universe who is not partly a stranger! Thou art all the way inside with me- here…I mean to struggle tonight and tomorrow as never before, not once to dismiss thee. For when I lose Thee for an hour I lose. The thing Thou wouldst do can only be done when Thou hast full sway all the time.
Last Monday was the most completely successful day of my life to date, so far as giving my day in complete and continuous surrender to God is concerned…I remember how as I looked at people with a love God gave, they looked back and acted as though they wanted to go with me. I felt then that for a day I saw a little of that marvelous pull that Jesus had as He walked along the road day after day ‘God-intoxicated’ and radiant with endless communion of His soul with God.”