Monday, October 31, 2011

{RE}discovering Him :: Day 31 - The Pursuit


31 days ago, I embarked on a journey of {RE}discovery.

Longing to find the Father's heart, to understand my Savior's love, and to experience afresh the Spirit's peace, I forged on a path which made me tremble and quake with the potential locked inside of this October month.

I started off pretty scared as to what this journey had to offer, but was quickly reminded that He is truly precious to me.

Within the first few days, I felt discouraged that this journey was futile or uninspired, but eventually remembered that He puts the lonely in families and in friendships.

He taught me to {RE}discover Him in the ordinary and how to let go of my own way/self/desires to open the door for others to come to Him.

And then Day 12, my life completely transformed when I {RE}discovered the source of my tears, the heart of my brokenness, the purpose in this LONG season of pain, and then continued to find that THROUGH this brokenness, I was being made whole.

I learned that I am stronger then I thought I was because through my weakness, He shines through with amazing strength.

He opened doors for me to use my own road of brokenness to encourage others in their hard times. He teaches me to see beyond my own limitations, to look through His eyes -- eyes of faith.

I am learning to dance in the rain -- the circumstances, the trials, the heart aches.

And then God gave me a beautiful gift that I had been longing for for 6 months and taught me how to talk to Him in new ways through the beauty of grace.

He pushed me into the direction of my dreams and His purpose and finding a way to let my skills and passion intersect. And then as I begin to step out into that "sweet spot", disappointments & fears arise, but my life is His, and He is never disappointed in me.

Who knew that in 31 days, I could really {RE}discover so much, and that my life, my heart, my dreams, my vision could be so effectively transformed more into His image, more into His heartbeat??

I am in awe of how when we are ready to meet Him, He is always there willing to capture our hearts once again....waiting with open arms.

“And after years of hearing the heart-cry of women, I am convinced beyond a doubt of this: God wants to be loved. He wants to be a priority to someone. How could we have missed this? From cover to cover, from beginning to end, the cry of God's heart is, "Why won't you choose Me?" It is amazing to me how humble, how vulnerable God is on this point. "You will . . . find me," says the Lord, "when you seek me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13). In other words, "Look for me, pursue me -- I want you to pursue me." Amazing.
As Tozer says, "God waits to be wanted.”
― John Eldredge, Wild at Heart:
Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul

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alwaysalleluia said... Best Blogger Tips

Lindsey~ Oh friend, sweet sister. I am So thankful I got to meet you there.  You are such a treasure and I cannot wait to hear how this continues to unfold for you.... God's blessings on you as you nestle closer to him, and find your heart beating in sync with his.  xxoo

Kristi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi sweet sister. Just miss you :) wanted to say HI and that you are LOVED by some crazy girl in AL. You are a gift and I am blessed to know you. Thanks for such a great time and on-going conversations at Relevant. LY :)

Kamille said... Best Blogger Tips

I think you are amazing!  So thankful to have you in my life.

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, friend! Thank you! And I, you!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I love that! Except it is hard for me to associate you with Alabama....hahahaa....I see brown-skinned peeps and tropical surrounding when I picture you. Thank you for fully embracing me within the first hours of Relevant. Priceless! I am glad to know you!

lindseyfoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Me too!!! Love that we got to connect from that first time, and I have my Smilebooth memories with you! And thank you so much...your words are amazing!

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