Gateway Believer’s Fellowship is in seeking time. Last year was my first experience in joining them with this. The phrase “seeking time” was new to me. My first time, I listened to what others were giving up and I did what they were doing. Last year was good. I wanted this year to be even better. The dictionary said seeking means to go in search of; to strive for. I began asking myself what it was I wanted to strive for.
Since the word was seeking, I decided to do just that! I would seek the King, and find out what he would want me to give up. I was thinking it would be TV time. Maybe I would give up facebook,or all computer activity during this time. Maybe it would be my favorite food or drink. The answer I got in prayer surprised me. The Lord told me He wants me to give up hurts and grudges I have held on to. He told me I am to let go of the idea that I have a right to feel this way.
Not forgiving others hinders our prayer life. It can affect our walk with the Lord. We are to work toward laying aside these kinds of weights in our lives. We are to learn to have the fruit of the Spirit operating in our lives. This is what I am going to strive for.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.
~ Connie Robinson
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