My husband almost always has a rubber band around his wrist. I’m not sure why and to be honest, I’ve never even asked or even really cared. I don’t think it serves any purpose; it’s just there. I usually have a hair tie on my wrist and occasionally a rubber band if my hair tie has broke, but it’s never been something I’ve consistently worn…
During this Lenten season, I’ve been really trying to develop my faith beyond the aspect of just being a fan of Jesus. I bought a book a few months ago called “not a fan” by Kyle Idleman – before I started reading it, I talked to my pastor about it to gain his insight. He explained that this book was going to be the base for our upcoming Lenten series. So, I held off reading it and finally was able to start it a couple weeks ago. Needless to say, the book is awesome. It’s pretty deep, but uses satire to really keep the reader going. We only just started the study series – involving video lessons, group discussions and a personal journal- but already my world is evolving.
At one point in the study, Idlemnan says, “We say to Jesus, I don’t mind you making some changes in my life,’ but Jesus wants to turn your life upside down. We say, ‘I don’t mind a little touch-up work’ but Jesus wants a complete renovation. We’re thinking tune-up, He’s thinking overhaul. We think a little decorating, why not, but Jesus wants a complete remodel.”
I’ve been asked time and time again about what doors of my life am I keeping shut to Jesus.. what areas of my life am I not allowing Jesus to come into..? But the truth is.. they’re all open. All my doors are open for Jesus.. it’s just that.. my doors aren’t wide open. I tend to let Jesus in a little, but not to the extent He wants. Mainly because.. I know He’ll drastically change my life once those doors fly wide open. I’ll take a touch-up any day.. but a complete renovation? Now, that’s a bit scarier. Continue reading