Sunday, August 11, 2013

My Own 7

   I finished 7.  Jen Hatmaker had me busting up one minute, bawling the next.  This book messed up my heart.  I'm cereal.
   It messed me up  so much that I am embarking on my very own, sweetened, condensed version of 7.  In 7 ways, for the next 30 days, I'll be taking the focus off me.  Jesus gets the spotlight.  I promise to give ya'll some juicy details (God's gonna prove how awesome He is all over again!), but for now, you just need to know that I'll be abandoning you for the next month.  In other words, I'm fasting from the internet.  Pray for me, lovelies! 
   I'll see you on September 11th.  <3 :)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Obsessing Over

   With a need to post on my blog, but no motivation to do any real deep and insightful writing, I give you a list.

5 Things I'm Obsessing Over
  1. Jeremy Riddle.  I keep thinking I'm done listening to him all day every day, and then I realize I just clicked on the playlist again.  He is seriously so good though.  And God is seriously so great.
  3. The fact that I'm going to Cafe 41 tomorrow.  And I'm bringing the Justice with me this time! We were hoping she could do the internship and Encounter with me, but that didn't work out, so mass introductions, here we come.  Remember this post?  Yupp.  I'm about to go see all those lovely people again.
  4. His Ranch.  And the horses there.  And the people there.  And the awesomeness exuding from there.  But mostly the horses.
  5. Selfies that I actually look good in.  Because I like these, I will show them to you.  That's just what you get for reading this.  Enjoy.

Oh, did I forget the part where we got a dog now?? We have a dog now. :)
  1. 7.  It's a book, and it's super good.  I stole it off Ruth's shelf and fell in love with while I was waiting for her to get out of the shower and drive me home.  (Welcome to my life.  Beware of occasional awkward-nerdiness.)  She was cool enough to let me borrow it, and now I am knee-deep in Jen Hatmaker's wonderful, challenging, hysterical, raw story of her rebellion against excess.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Don't Be Satisfied

   Why do you think you've already arrived?  Why do you think praying a prayer and getting saved is all there is? Why do think this is as good as it gets?
   God has so much more for you!  He wants to give you freedom and relieve you of your burdens.  He was to give joy unspeakable and peace unthinkable.  He wants to give you power.  He wants to give you more and more of His Spirit everyday.  He wants to give you wonderful things - beyond what you could ever ask or even imagine.
   God wants to be in fellowship with you.  He wants you to know Him.  He wants you to spend time with Him.  He wants you to fall deep, deep, deep in love with Him.
   So stop running around in circles, moving but never getting anywhere.  Stop being ok with that.  Stop being complacent.  Stop spinning your wheels, caught up in old habits, old lies, old you.
   Go after Him!  Run.  Chase.  Get so excited that you trip over your own feet on the way to Him.  Don't stop until you've reached the finish line.  Don't stop until you're there, dancing with Jesus on streets of gold. 
   Want Him.  Desire Him.  Need Him.  And don't ever be satisfied.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
-James 4:8