Monday, March 24, 2014

New Things

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 
Revelation 21:5

So spring just started, and it's a new season. Spring and fall are a big deal to me. Such a clean slate. I try and tune my heart to see what God is doing in me. Right now He's giving me courage and encouragement to be bold enough to go easy. Allow me to explain that weird sentence.  I didn't realize I was a grace-earner. But I think I have been. I'm learning a thing or two about grace lately and it looks a whole lot like resting and receiving what God so abundantly gives. And this touches me in all areas of my life. I've recently read the loveliest book called A Million Little Ways. I'll do a proper review of it later this week, but I'm wrapping my head around simply being what I was created to be, whatever that is. Not so much doing. There are little longings in my heart that, for some odd reason, I think aren't for me. And God is showing me that, yes, they are. Let me give you a little example. 

Me: I think I'd like to garden.
God: Yes, that would be good for you. And I do a little gardening myself. 

Me: I wish I could be a homeschooler. It would be a really great fit for my family. But I'm too erratic, and I can't get organized enough to do it.
God: That's a lie. You could be organized if you let me help you with a few disciplines at home. And it would be a good fit for your family. 

Me: I'd like to wear more fashionable things, but my body and age aren't really a good match for the clothes I like.
God: I created you to like fashion. That's part of what makes you, you. You can be creative with your temple. 

Me: I keep trying to teach and lead, but I don't know if I could really help anyone when I have so much to learn. 
God: My dear, learning is how you have the knowledge to teach. And you learn from experience. I'll do the teaching, you just have an open heart. 

Spring is my fresh start for this New Thing. This thing of resting and receiving and gently experimenting with simply being the poem that God wrote for me. I'll tiptoe through a few little areas that have been drawing me in. Optimism, fashion, homeschool, gardening, continuing on my weight loss journey... these are all places that God is inviting me to explore with Him. Some are Big Deal Things and some are more of a Small Deal. But I'll go with lenses of wonder and trust to simply be the full embodiment of what I was created to be. What "places" has He been calling you to? 


  1. love this! i'm excited about the clean new slate and i absolutely love what you said about tuning your heart to see what God is doing in you. such a cool way to put it. here's to resting and receiving this season.

  2. I am so overjoyed to have stumbled upon your blog through A Harvest of Blessing! Such a delight to get to follow someone with such a passionate heart and love for life! Excited to get to know you and read your posts!

    1. hey rachel! thanks for those sweet words. we're so glad to meet you!

  3. Love love love this! Thank you for sharing those conversations with the Lord.. how beautiful they are!