I know I keep referring back to my time spent at the Influence Conference last month, but friends, it was SO. GOOD. that I just can’t stop going back through my notes and unpacking all of the things that were spoken in my time there. And after almost a month since that weekend in Indianapolis, I feel like God has revealed a simple equation to me that adds up to my passion for ‘living the good life.’ Here it is …
Walking in who God created me to be
Resting in what God has done for me
FULL OF JOY:
Assurance that God is in control and praising Him in ALL THE THINGS
LIVING THE GOOD LIFE
This might not seem like a big revelation from where you’re sitting, but this hit me hard as I’ve been praying over this new year of life and what it is that God is working out in and through me. It feels like an answer to prayer, as He has revealed a simple way for me to dwell in truth and stay on course with Him for the abundant life He desires me to live. And, really, who doesn’t love the words WILD, FREE, and FULL OF JOY and what they bring to mind? Those are good words, don’t you think?
I don’t know where you might be in your life right now, what all is on your plate, or what your priorities are, but I do know that sometimes just having a little way to remind ourselves of what is most important when times get tough or when things feel crazy can make all the difference and keep our perspective on what matters in the big picture. I hope this little formula speaks to you as it has to me and encourages you on your journey toward abundance in Him.
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I want to say, “What can I do today that brings more beauty, more energy, more hope?”
Because it seems like that’s what God is saying to us, over and over.
“What can I do to remind you again how good this life is?”
– Shauna Niequist
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