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Abandoned...

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Sometimes I pass these cars along the highway with orange stickers stuck to the window warning the owner that the car is to be towed away and impounded. ABANDONED.
Each time I hear the word abandoned, I flinch...I mean this word has such a negative connotation in our society.
ABANDONED -: given up : forsaken is the second definition of abandoned. SYnonyms include - derelict, deserted, desolate, disused,forgotten, forsaken, rejected, vacant, vacated, void.

With a word like this, it is a tough word to find much good in, and nigh impossible to find comfort in.


But think about the call of Christ to crucify ourselves daily, to no longer conform to the pattern of the world (Romans12:2), to no longer desire or even be friends with the world (1 John 2:15; James 4:4)... This is living with abandone.
To abandon the things of the world could also be called repentance. To leave the things that our flesh desires and follow after the SPIRIT of GOD.

Abandoned also has another definition. wholly free fro…