Oh my goodnes! There's so much going on in my head and heart these days. I'm positive there is no way to get it all out in this blog post.
But can I just say I love the way the Holy Spirit plants seeds and begins to stir up my spirit preparing my heart for beautiful things He wants to teach me. He is so faithful like that! I love it!
I wrote in an earlier post about beautiful things and beauty drawing our hearts to God, the Creator of all things beautiful. Since then, I've started reading Emily Freeman's book a million little ways. So. So. Good. I'm only a few chapters in and trying to pace myself since I'm participating in the Bloom book club over at www.incourage.me. I really would love to just shut myself in my house with a pot of coffee and read the whole thing without stopping. However, not exactly an option since you know, the 5 kids, and husband, job, etc. :) Anyway...where was i?
The book! Emily does an amazing job putting into words feelings and stirring I've had in my soul for years. I encourage you to check out her book and her blog at http://www.chattingatthesky.com/. It is challenging me to step into who God has lovingly and purposefully created me to be. And not just step into me, but be willing to freely share myself, fully alive, with the world around me in such a way that God is glorified.
I think we all get so hung up on comparing ourselves to others or to ideas we have in our heads about what we "should be" doing or how things are "supposed to" look. I know I struggle with it...in different areas...depending on the day. I am over it! Tired of it. That's not the way God intends for me to live. Jesus came to give us life, fully.
I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows). John 10:10 AMP
I am on a journey to have this life. To be fully alive. To live art as His creation. To bring Him glory. This can look like so many things. It's not about perfection. It's about authenticity. This is who God made me. This is what He put the desire in me to do. I will discover these gifts and share them with you. Because He is glorified in the sharing...whatever that looks like.
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV
Will you join me on this journey? It's not so much about what we do, as it is how we do it. Let's encourage one another to uncover the art God has placed inside us and share it with the world for His glory.