Crazy as it may seem....today is my 39th Birthday. My last year in my 30's has begun (sigh). It doesn't seem possible (I know my parents certainly feel that way), but the calendar doesn't lie.
I'm embracing my 39th year as fully as I can. And next year....when I turn 40...I hope I can look back on this year as the year that I really got it all together. HA! All joking aside I know that God is, and has been calling me to write....He's been knocking on the door of my heart with ideas for almost 7 years now and it's time.
Time to be brave.
Time to be obedient.
Time to surrender.
Time to focus and get going!
I hear God speak to me most clearly during my quiet times with Him. I know it's shocking that when I actually sit down and tune in to His Word I can clearly hear what He's asking me to do. (not audibly....just that whisper in my heart that says...what are you waiting for?)
For the next few weeks I'm going to be working through Jennie Allen's book, Restless. I don't care if you're 20 or 90, I think everyone can gain something from reading this book. Here are a few excerpts to give you a feel for what this book is all about:
"You have threads of life blowing around, possibly even strangling you---threads that are meant to bind together and become your unique, God-given contribution to a world in need." (p13)
"This is about understanding the story of God and how to play our parts in it, to serve him and his people while we are here." (p34)
"What if the darkest moments of your life God intended for good? And what if the purest moments of bliss contained your greatest contributions to this world? God speaks through story because that is how we best understand the most important things." (p91)
If you think you would enjoy reading and working through this book then enter this giveaway. To be entered leave me a comment on this post. If you follow me on instagram and get blog updates through the feedburner leave me a note in the comment section so you gain additional entries. This giveaway will end on July 5th...US residents only, please