I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.
- 2 Corinthians 6:18

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days of Being Romanced by Him

 I'll be honest. When I learned about this 31 day writing challenge through Emily Freeman's blog, I wasn't interested. I read over it and clicked on to the next thing. But since seeing her post, I haven't been able to get the challenge off of my mind. 

 I reasoned and doubted and came up with a whole list of excuses as to why I can't do it. For instance,
1. I don't have enough time.
2. What could there possibly be to write about every day for a whole month?
3. I'd probably fail miserably and
4. have I mentioned that I hate to fail?

  Thus, absolutely not. You wouldn't see me doing this come October.

 Shh.. I have a little secret; don't ever tell God "no."

 Because God kept bringing me back and then I saw a quote which I am fairly sure the author looked into my mind to find. She said, "Putting a pen in my hand is like giving me a shovel into the places buried in my soul."  Reading that little sentence I wondered could this challenge be God's way of unlocking the hidden places in my own soul? Could this be His way of pushing me past my self-made limitations to a deeper understanding of Him?

 And my answer is this:

 Wholeheartedly yes. It could. Because He is calling me deeper and going deeper with Him means risking failure by my human standards. It means being uncomfortable because sometimes letting Him lead you into unknowns isn't easy. When we follow Him, he may lead us to deeper waters. But in doing so, He leads us deeper into His great love.

 So this is me, reaching for Him. This is Him beckoning me and calling me to pursue Him more. Christ is gently beginning to open the places buried in my soul and fill them with a love so sweet. And I'm inviting you to join me. Join me for a month of being romanced by the precious Maker of our hearts. I'm doing it, y'all. 31 days. Consider this day one.

Day 2: Soften My Heart; Break Me Apart
Day 6: I Choose Him.
Day 7: Love Better Than Life
Day 8: When This Broken Heart Became Calloused 
Day 9: I Am God. 
Day 11: "Wait First."
Day 12: No Greater Love
Day 13: This is Just the Start.
Day 15: Remember.
Day 16: One Thing Remains
Day 23: Hello, Failure. {When You Feel Like Not Enough}


  1. This is so cool! My word for this year is awake:) I'm listening to the lover of my soul... So glad to join you!

  2. Glad you're taking the challenge. I have felt the same way. And this truly is a crazy month for me. Trusting. Blessings!