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Jennie Allen writes in Restless: Because You Were Made for More, “We are called to dream but we’re afraid to. But because we are called, when we don’t act on it we become restless—restless to find purpose, to make a difference in the world, to matter.” What if discovering God’s unique calling for your life is your greatest responsibility, second only to knowing and loving God? Your restlessness may very well be a divine invitation to purpose, calling and life.
I’ve had the pleasure of reading Restless and absolutely LOVED it and think you will too! Think of it as “Anything” part 2! Restless moves us beyond our “Anything” prayers of surrender and helps us figure out the unique ways God has crafted and used our lives to prepare us for His purpose.
One of my favorite quotes from Jennie’s book came in the beginning when she wrote…
“Those of us who have been saved have been set apart for a great purpose—and that great purpose is actually not a secret; we are to know God and make him know.”- Jennie Allen, Restless
So here’s my question to you sweet friends, what are you restless for?
For me, Jennie’s quote is my answer. I’m restless for those of us who wear His Name to really KNOW God. Not just know all the Bible stories and have our favorite verses memorized, but to really KNOW God. To walk with Him daily, to allow Him into all areas of our lives not just the ones designated for “church”, but the messy ones too. I’m restless for us to know God so well and be so in love with Him that we surrender our wills, our lives, and our dreams for His greater story. I’m restless for a generation of sisters who realize they are daughters to the King of Kings and live like it, realizing He loves them dearly….so much so that He went to the cross for them.
I’m not only restless for my generation and the ones that follow; I’m restless for me, too. I want to know God better, deeper and surrender the baggage that keeps me from fully running the race of life He calls me to. I want to know Him and walk with Him like Enoch.
“Enoch walked steadily with God. And then one day he was simply gone: God took him.”- Genesis 5:24 MSG
Not only am I restless to know God better and at a deeper level, but I’m passionate about making HIM known throughout the world. That’s why ALL our Bible studies, ALL our resources here at Good Morning Girls are given away for FREE! That’s why we encourage our resources to be translated into as many languages as God provides translators.
Sweet sisters, our days here on earth are numbered. Our time here is short. Let’s live our lives with heaven in focus. Let’s make our time here count for eternity. Let’s encourage and love one another as we run our races of life together helping each other know God better and make Him known.
That’s our purpose. That’s what I’m restless for, how about you?
Today I’m excited to give away 10 copies of Jennie’s newest book Restless!
Speaking of knowing God and making Him know, grab some friends and join us January 20th as we start our FREE 8 week online Bible study called: Intentionally Focused.
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Love God Greatly!