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Soul on Fire

Alright, buckle up – this may be a little long.

A couple of week ago at Elevation, they started singing this song called Rattle! (If you haven’t heard it yet, go here to give it a listen on YouTube.) One of the lines in the song goes “dry bones hear the word of the Lord.”

As soon as I heard that lyric, it started stirring something inside of me. Like, I could sense in my spirit that my life had become dry bones. I’d lost my passion for life, my goals and purpose. Which is all true. (And let me be real clear up front – this doesn’t happen to me often…so I knew that something had to change.)

So all that week, I’m listening to that song on repeat, just getting more and more convicted that I need to switch my focus. Then Eric comes home and tells me that I need to read the book Greater. (Book is by Pastor Steven Furtick.)

This happens to be the only book of Pastor’s that I hadn’t read up until that point – so, okay, I start reading. Not only do I start reading though, but I also start listening to old sermon podcasts as well.

I don’t have any idea where any of this is leading – but I am definitely getting ready for some changes. Which is definitely scary.

Have courage.

On the flip side of that fear – I kid you not, I keep seeing the word courage everywhere. Like, I just need to have courage. And then I tried to talk myself out of that – like, everyone is scared right now, this has nothing to do with me. Cue the sermon that I listened to that day which said “you don’t need clarity, you need courage.” Ugh.

Because, I’m going to be completely honest – I hate not knowing. I hate surprises, I hate not knowing which turn I have to take next according to the GPS…I like to know things, and feel like I’m in control. I’ve never been in control. It’s all an illusion.

The point of this post is basically…well, I don’t know what the point is. I guess if I had to pick something I’d tell you to make sure that you’re feeding your soul during this time. It’s easy to feed the fear, but I’m challenging you to punch that fear in the face and know that you’ve got a God who is on your side. Fill yourself up with good things. Now, I’m not knocking a good Netflix binge, but make sure that you’re also choosing things that make you feel alive. Listen to a sermon, or read an uplifting book. The internet is an amazing place and you don’t need to leave your house to find any of those things.

My hope for you this week is that you will find that soul fire that I am beginning to find. It’s quite an amazing feeling. Have an awesome week guys. ❤️

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