My Anything Musing
Anything, well, could be anything. Anything could be something big like moving across the ocean, or adopting a child. It might be something small like inviting your neighbor over for coffee, or giving up a little bit of sleep to have more time in God’s word. In her book, Anything, The Prayer that Unlocked My Soul and My God, Jennie Allen shares her story of how she wanted more and ended up with a deeper relationship to God. God wanted her “anything” and in the process she found what a special place of trust that can be. Here are a few quotes from her book that challenged me.
“To risk is to willingly place your life in the hand of an unseen God and an unknown future, then to watch him come through. He starts to get real when you live like that.” (p.9)
“Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by the life of King David. He made so many terrible mistakes, and yet he bled God. He was passionate. …. Because he feared and adored God, he feared nothing else. No one else. What was different about my faith than David’s? Why did I live with this stream of fear of people?” (p.35)
“Abandonment only makes sense if there is a God worthy of abandoning everything for. The greatest gift in surrender is that in letting go of everything you think will fix you and make you feel better, you find a person… not a pat answer or a verse or a cause. After your head clears from the struggle of wrestling yourself to the ground, you see a person.” (p.168)
As I read, I knew that I needed to figure out what my “Anything” was. My current season was ending, and I needed to be ready for anything. This book was just right for this transition time.