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Saturday, October 27, 2012

crave a reckless faith

Finally, Anything was in my mailbox last night.

I woke up early this morning with excitement to start reading a book written by Jennie Allen.


The first chapter resonated with me and I thought "hey, I should share this with my readers." I want to share this book with you, or maybe you'll purchase your own copy. As a believer in Jesus, or someone who may not know what they believe - I really encourage you to start this book club (if you will) with me. I am anxious to see where this book and the thoughts in it will take us.


Chapter one: There were many parts that stuck out me, but this line here: "I started craving a reckless faith, a faith where I knew God was real because I needed him, a faith where I lived surrendered, obedient, a faith where I sacrificed something...comfort or safety or practicality...something."

I believe this is why Steve and I are in Denver. After we were married, there was something within in me that wouldn't settle. I couldn't describe it nor tame it. I asked God to make my heart light, 'content', calm - but of course - He was preparing me for something...something scary...something different. And the question would be would I notice the opportunity - the something? Would I accept it? Would I go to the place He was sending me?

Well, we know what happened - we ended up moving to Colorado after being married only 8 months! That was the something He had for us - for this season! And you know how I knew that? My heart felt light when my husband said "hey, they offered me a position (in Colorado)."

It was the hardest decision to leave family and friends - everything we knew to be part of our identity! But as Believers - it was far more important to be obedient. We drew close to God - and my heart was light! My unsettlement finally settled which only confirmed our decision to move.

But why did He want us to move? I am still understanding my Father's way - but I think the most important thing we can all do is have reckless faith!

with joy,
Aneta Nina

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