Tried a new fad: a meat and cheese charcuterie board from a local Augusta restaurant, and I’m munching seriously on Oh She Glows chickpea salad.
Recently acquired these shoes and I’ve wanted to wear them everyday. (Long comfy shirt, American Eagle jeggings, and these shoes = my favorite, most worn outfit.)
Tony Reinke’s Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ.
The ascended Christ in heaven is the foundation of our hopes, the source of our sublimest joys, and the sufficient, the only sufficient, answer to all the suggestions by which guilt, fear, unbelief, and Satan, fight against our peace. Surrounded as we are with enemies and difficulties, we plead, against every accusation and threatening, that our Head is in heaven; we have an Advocate with the Father, a High Priest upon the throne, who, because he ever liveth to make intercession, is able to save to the uttermost [Heb. 7:25].
A new practice of making our bed in the morning and sitting in the center for a full 5 minutes. No reading, no music, simply quiet. Praying, not praying. A moment of stillness.
Changing up this series a little bit, adding in books and articles I find refreshing and point me to Jesus and wholeness.
Christ satisfies our thirst for wholeness. He satisfies our longing to know God, our deepest yearnings to be full. By daily communion with Christ through the means of grace, we find full satisfaction for all our needs. This satisfaction enables the Christian to serve God here in this world with a heart full of fervor and dedication. A happy heart in Christ empowers the believer to overcome sin and dedicate himself entirely to the service of his Lord and Redeemer.
Refresh – Audiobook by Shonna Murray
What have you read or listened to lately that inspired you?
[check out past posts in this series]
These are disciplines I feel God directing me.
I have spent the past few years devouring many books, articles, podcasts and sermons. While stimulating and inspiring, I found myself mentally and emotionally bloated by all the information.
I wasn’t experiencing a great deal of intimacy with my Heavenly Father, and came to a place of real homesickness.
When I had a question or felt a weakness or struggle within, I would pull up desiringGod.org and type it in the search bar.
While I was active in ongoing conversation with God, there wasn’t a lot of “God, I’m sensing this thing, what do you think? where should I go in your Word to learn about it?”
And there definitely wasn’t any sitting in silence for more than 2 minutes.
I was getting flustered too easily. I was feeling overwhelmed almost 24/7. My mind felt cloudy. I felt I had to climb over a bunch of unnecessary stuff (think junkyard piles) to be inspired by God or feel at peace.
Mental and soul rest were not even on my radar.
But eventually, I became desperate.