January used to start off with a bang for me…
I’d put so much hope and pressure into the New Year by creating mountains of new plans, lists, and resolutions and then I’d stick with them for a whole 2 weeks before crashing and burning and going back to my old ways. I am certain none of you can relate….surely I am alone in this.
This year has been different though. 2015 crept in quietly while I have been slowly readjusting my priorities for the past year or so. I’ve had to refocus my vision for my life and soften my heart to something that has been stirring inside of me for some time. I can honestly say that I have not made a single resolution this year, I am no longer interested in putting a tiny bandage on the deeper wounds that God has been urging me to heal.
I am being led to do more for others, to be more present in my own life, to show LOVE unselfishly with absolutely no strings or expectations attached
….and not just to those that I feel are deserving or worthy because they also love me back in the way that I need to be loved…but to all of those struggling souls that cross my path that are trying to figure themselves out too, as well as those who seem to have it all together. I have no clue what will happen with the seeds that I plant, I just know that God is preparing my heart for more and giving me a HUGE desire to soak up as much as I can find to feed my soul and point me closer to Him.
My version of the Christian life was extremely self-indulgent, very very entitled, super safe, super predictable, super comfortable, something was off.
- Jen Hatmaker
If you haven’t heard of Jen Hatmaker by now then I am almost certain you’ve been hiding under a rock….you MUST check out her website and get acquainted…I promise you will want to move to Austin, Texas just so you can hang with her. She knows exactly how to get to the heart of what living like Christ should be. Reading her words and her experience of being wrecked for Jesus and stepping out on faith to ignite an entirely new passion for Christ and His church feel like hanging with your BFF and having a major heart to heart that feeds your soul.
Her writing is raw, but loving, and connects on a level that not many authors are able to accomplish.
I want to invite you to take the plunge and at least watch her trailer below…and if you feel that it stirs something inside of you then you MUST get this book and be open to however it speaks to you. Its also available on iTunes as an audiobook read by Jen, which is perfect if you want to experience this book while you are in the car, doing dishes and laundry or while spending hours scrubbing dried oatmeal off your kitchen table. Either way, I just know it will ignite something within you that will change your life if you let it.
– xoxo KERRI