Have you entered the AWARENESS RAISING GIVEAWAY?!
It ends on TUESDAY and the winners will be announced WEDNESDAY!
It’s March and we’ve begun our FOOD CHALLENGE
Since we posted our ‘unofficial list’ earlier we have changed out RICE for BANANAS
Anyways, that’s not the point of this blog
I want to talk about WHY we are challenging ourselves in different ways, what it is doing for us, and how we hope to be changed for the future
Since cookies, ice cream, cookies, rolos, cookie dough, and cookies are not on my list for my food challenge, I am pretty confident I will fail.
(Debbie downer, huh?!)
Actually, I know I will fail…if I am not putting my faith and trust in God to transform my self-control and discipline…I have no hopes of succeeding!
And I know that if I try to succeed with self-discipline alone, I will fail! We are coming together, in community, to radically challenge each other with self-control and discipline. We are holding each other up in daily prayer and contacting each other with regular accountability. The clothing challenge was a tight-knit group of 5 gals. This food challenge has grown from 5 gals to 9! (7 ladies and 2 of our husbands). In April the challenge will be related to marriage and I hope that even more will join in on the vulnerability, sacrifice, discipline, fellowship, and growth!
Along with the Late Night Girls Bible Study where the idea for these challenges grew – I have been reading lots of literature that has been tugging on my heart and convicting my spirit to make radical, lasting changes in how I view my possessions, my wealth, and my capabilities
One of these books is Radical by David Platt
If 7 by Jen Hatmaker rocked my world (the book behind the idea for the challenges), Radical pretty much crumbled it
We listened to this a few times in 2011 and I recently bought the book so I can pour over it’s words and write my thoughts in the margin
This book stirred our hearts towards adoption
This book helped us think differently about
our God’s possessions (that we are merely stewards of)
This book turned our hearts towards seeking out more of THE BOOK (The Bible, in case you weren’t quite sure if I was refering again to 7 by Jen Hatmaker again which I’ve mentioned in at least 5% of my blogs)