Ok people – We are almost at the half-way mark of our study and I’ve gotten input from a few of you:
#1 – A LOT of people are behind in reading. That’s OK (I would probably be behind if I weren’t leading the study). Read when you can. I’ll continue the daily blog updates – visit whenever – it will still be here. Life gets crazy. I totally get it.
#2 – This book is not easy to read and the subject is tough. Yes. Yes. And YES. I ask that you don’t give up, read along and ask God to show you what He would like for you to get out of this book. It may not go down as your favorite book ever, but stick with it. I personally believe it’s no accident that you are here.
#3 – I’m adding a simple Daily Interrupted Challenge. Nothing spectacular that requires extra money or significant time. Something that encourages each of us in a practical “I can do this” kind of way. Are you up for it? This would require you to read the blog every day to get the update…even if you’re not caught up on reading. I will separate the Reading Overview and the Daily Interrupted Challenge each day – so you can follow/join-in even if you’re behind on reading. My goal is to encourage and motivate you in this space and in your reading/studies/growing – I’ll try to do that in a fun and light way. If anything – my mom and Brian will do the challenge with me hahahah 🙂
Today’s reading is a good place to start the simple challenge. We begin to see what Jen and Brandon actually DID to change their comfortable lives. Hands on – let’s do this!
Monday, Nov 17 Daily Interrupted Challenge:
Do 1 thing today you’ve been talking about for a long time, but have put off…and put off…and put off.
Don’t just talk about it anymore. Do it. Doesn’t matter what – large or small.
My item: I’m beginning a daily schedule with daily goals. Wish me luck (this should be fun) (insert excessive sarcasm here).
Day 23: Here Pretending To Be There
First of all, I want to now create a name for our backyard. Maybe Haigo-Vallarta. Or Hi-Ho-Haig-Cun. Or Haigler Rico. Yes, indeed.
Secondly, this part about conviction and acting quickly:
A frustrating trait about God is how He expects us to act on conviction fairly quickly. Pretty much the second He convinces us to move, to change, to shift, we’re supposed to. Despite how much we ponder it or talk about it, until we are obedient in word and deed, we’re just here pretending to be there. (Interrupted pg 89)
This is me in so many ways. Especially in our home. I’ve been convicted to rid of the excess for almost an entire year. And I have not moved quickly. At all. It is driving me bananas. Then throw in all my grandma’s stuff on top of my stuff and it only got worse!!
I believe there is a certain freedom God will allow in my life once I get this right and start acting on my conviction. Ridding of the excess stuff in our home will allow me to create margins for other things – less time cleaning, less time looking for stuff, less time sorting, less time stressed about our stuff.
Today I will get moving on the things God is ever so gently prompting in my heart.
Will you get moving today?
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