This is normally the time during the week I would post a 7 update, but I’m not going to. While I love Jen Hatmaker’s book and the community of gals doing the #summerof7 challenge, I know that this is not the right thing for me at this time. I know I want to re-read the book and break it down, but God is laying on my hard that I have freedom in Him and I need to simplify without taking more on.
I’ve learned so much in the portion of the project I did, and I became legalistic in the rules and my shortcomings. Just last night I was texting a friend that I feel like this blog has become a “graveyard of unfinished projects” and “missed goals”.
But I know that isn’t necessarily the case. This blog has been about learning and growing. It’s my journey to a well-lived life, even with all the stopping points on the way. I want to share my journey, exactly how it plays out, so I can learn along the way.
I go back and forth between the feeling of needing stricter guidelines in my diet and just “winging it”. I’m trying to figure out how to best achieve this active healthy lifestyle, while being both a good steward of the life Christ’s given me and fully present with my family. (all this means, I’m trying not to spend a lot of money or accumulate stuff AND bring my family along on this wellness journey).
My dear 7 sister Alene sent me a Bible Study she had written when I had shared my heart to her while struggling through this 7 project. I’m thoroughly enjoying the study and these verses stuck out to me this morning.
“His disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: ‘Passion for God’s house will consume me.’” John 2:17 NLT
“My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God and they will be my people.” Ezek. 37:27
I get tired of starting over and recommitting to this wellness goal, but God dwells in me, this place is God’s house. My family resides with Christ and we can never stop rebuilding His dwelling place, just as they did in both the Old and New Testament. I have to see this as a higher calling for both me and my family. My passion is not only to get healthy myself, but to create a dwelling place for the God most High for my family, present and living in our lives.
Do you have a passion for God’s house? What does that look like to you?