All In

Have you found it?

That thing that you’re looking for.

Are you inching any closer to grabbing a hold of it?

I don’t know about you, but my soul has been longing for more lately. Anyone else?

Maybe it’s this new season of parenthood that’s upon me or the new life stages; It could simply be that for the first time in a long time, I have the time and space and desire to examine those things that my soul has been lacking.  I’m not really sure.

But, this I know. While my days may indeed be filled with the mundane, that does not mean that life, itself, is mundane.  Oh, no!

In Lysa TerKeurst’s book “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God”, she states that,  “A holy God in the middle of life’s mundane activities will change your life.” 

Whether you’ve just started walking with God, or have been walking with Him for decades, I think it’s a pretty safe bet that you know pretty stinkin’ well that life with Him is anything but mundane. Amen?

Blessed? Sometimes. Adventurous?  If we’re so blessed. Peaceful? That depends on whether we’ve got our eyes set on external peace or internal.

But life with God is never mundane.

Even in the mundane.

In fact, I wonder what my God thinks of all this soul hunger I’ve suddenly developed; this deep desire that I finally have to be radically obedient to whatever He has for me.

Whether what He has for me is located in the bunk beds down the hall, or in the marriage that takes constant tending and dying to self, I pray that my heart cries “Yes!”. It may be that God has a mission for me in the halls of my children’s school, or in a place that is more than I can ask or imagine. Or maybe, it’s simply in a place that beats wildly right underneath my very skin and bones. . I still pray that I am able to cry “Yes!” with everything I’ve got.

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Whatever God says to do, I realize now, I must do! And He is waiting for me to surrender it all – heart, soul, and strength to Him to make of it all what He will.

For His glory.

That excites me.

My soul finally longs to be all in.

And that’s exactly where you’ll find me, my friends.

In the midst of figuring out how I can say YES to God.

Wanna join me?

I’m participating in a weekly blog hop over at Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Online Bible Study.  If you’d like to read how other hearts are responding to the book “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa TerKeurst, click the button below! If you’d like to join over 22,000 women from 120 countries in this Online Bible Study, click here.

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31 thoughts on “All In

  1. Missy, I always love your blog. Thanks for sharing your beautiful heart and talent. I love and miss you. Thanks for being you and for all you do. Blessings and hugs Sweet Sister!

  2. I love being reminded that God can turn any ordinary “mundane” day into an extraordinary day, especially when we day “Yes” to Him. Thanks for sharing!

    Always Sparkle,
    Lisa Ann

  3. Yes…I am in, too!! What an awesome last few days, huh? To be a part of something so HUGE…so GINORMOUS…I am just in utter and total awe!! So very thankful to be a part of this with you (and of course 23,000 other gals!).

  4. Hi Missindeedy!! You commented on my blog today at Rebekah’s Quirky Contemplations. I replied to your comment over there. Strangely enough out of all the blogs posted I picked yours to read today! I think that is fascinating! Feel free to see what I wrote you back. 🙂

    Blessings,
    Rebekah

  5. I have found much encouragement and inspiration with the ladies of P31, OBS FB sisters, and now having the time to read the blogs… great blog Missy… I can’t wait until my creative juices start flowing again… that is, if I even have an ounce of them left. 😉

    • Nikki, those creative juices will flow if you just write with your heart. I’m so inspired by these ladies to follow hard after our God, too.

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  7. Missy, your blog posts are always in my favorite top 5 ever!!! I love this. Beautiful, encouraging, fresh, raw, and real!!! Thank you friend!

  8. YES! I want to join you Missy!! I want to surrender with palms open wide to God, so excited to be His servant and answer each and every call of His! I know that there is no guarantee that things will be “all roses” and I pray to stay strong and faithful to Him in those times of trial. Amazing post, sister!! xoxoxo

    • Oh Stephanie, I love being surrounded by all of these women shouting and whispering “YES!”. It is incredible to know that we are trusting that it will all work out.

  9. Missy, this is so good. I want to be all in too! I love what you said, “But life with God is never mundane.Even in the mundane.” So very true. He is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! Love, Sue (OBS Leader)

  10. In the moment I began to say “yes” to God on a continual life basis, I realized I needed to “live prayer” not just speak it occasionally. That moment I came alive. Never to be the same.
    ThankFULLY!
    Blessings on your “yes” journey!!
    – Heather
    40YearWanderer
    Ps – I too am in the middle of writing about “mundane-ness” in my Wanderings mini-devotional emails. God is working in the middle of those day-in day-out lives big time it seems. People’s eyes are being opened int here and now moments. Never to be the same. Awesome to get it – isn’t it?! 🙂

    • Heather, “live prayer”, that really resonates with my heart’s cry. Never to be the same, indeed, friend. Thank you, as always, for your thoughtful comments. They always inspire me to dig deeper!

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