I have a couple of pairs of pants. Why is one piece of clothes called a pair? If it's because pants have two legs, why don't we call a shirt a pair of shirts? But I digress. These two pairs of pants are incredible quality -- but they have terrible static cling. In fact, my legs feel like they are being shrink-wrapped when I wear these pants. They almost feel like when you're having your blood pressure checked. So today, I am planning on going to the store to get some anti-static cling spray.
One of my goals for 2006 is to surrender more to the possession of the Holy Spirit. We hear of people claiming to be possessed by evil spirits. Well, I want to be possessed by the Holy One. I am reminded that Scripture describes my baptism as a time when I was "clothed with Christ" (Galatians 3: 26). And this year, I want Him to cling to me like those pants. I want Him to take me captive -- every thought, every action, every word.
I believe that we humans have free will. I am at the point in my life, though, that I wish I could freely choose to surrender everything about myself to God. I would gladly give up my free will to become possessed. I'm talking about like in one of those sci-fi movies where someone is totally taken over by an alien. It's still their body -- but it's totally taken over by another. I want the Lord to do that with me!
Happy New Year!