"Indeed, God knows every detail of our lives, and when we step out in faith to follow him, he will show us that our greatest security is not found in the comforts we can manufacture in this world but in the faithful provision of the only one who knows our needs and the only one who is able to meet our needs in every way." (Radical, page 174)
Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most commonly taken-out-of-context verses in the Bible.I'm with you on receiving "comments of concern." I've been getting those as well. I guess we can't expect the rest of the world to join us on this journey ... and that makes it even harder.
Great post, Jen! I could relate to all your points. I am glad God is opening my eyes but there are parts of my heart I am too afraid to open up to Him. Praying for a kingdom worldview in my life!
My eyes and heart have been pried open too and now I'm giving my all to "help" God pry open other people's. :) I'm so proud of you, "little" cousin!
It just occurred to me that our children will (hopefully) have the opportunity to grow up with a very different perspective on Christianity than we did if we are faithful to God's commands. How refreshing. Maybe they won't have to struggle with this (battle between obedience to God and the 'American Dream') like we do.
So, so good! Especially remembering what Jeremiah (and most of the people God radically blessed) went through in their lives!
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