Welcome folks — it’s time for us to take a few minutes to drink some coffee, cozy in and rejoice in the absolute goodness of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. (Fridays with you are some of my favorite.)
I recently went through a very dry, bone-breaking season in my spiritual life. I allowed myself to be my own idol. I had been so busy pleasing my image of God and was pushing myself into the image I imagined I should be. It’s been exhausting and very taxing.
You see, all my life I have chased my idea of perfection. Some days I’m far from my goal and then there are times when I fancy I’m just about there. And somehow, over the last three months, I’d allowed myself to pursue the vanity of it all.
Thankfully, my Lord kept pushing my idol lower and lower until I had to admit that if I were going to live a fulfilled, gracious life I had to stop working for my idea of perfection and accept that the work has already been done for me.
I am complete in Jesus and He will finish the work He began in me. As Elizabeth Prentiss said [pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]Remember that it is His will that you should be sanctified, and that the work of making you holy is His not yours. [He is} just as able and just as willing to give you sanctification as He was to give you redemption.[/pullquote]
I have room to grow in a lot of areas and just a week ago it would have killed me to say that. I need to grow in love, faith and true humility. I need to love my husband better, seek my family’s hearts more genuinely and pray with an expectant, faith-filled heart.
I love that this blogging community is one way God works true growth into my life. In an effort to grow in community and communication I’ll be partaking in a new adventure and I hope you’ll join!
Every Friday at 10:30 CST I’ll be sharing my heart live while sipping coffee and discussing the beautiful lessons Christ is showing me on my Periscope channel (@FrannieAnneDuncan). It won’t be more then a few minutes long and I feel it will be a darling way of getting to know you better and grow in grace!
Looking forward to this upcoming adventure!
With love, blessings and lots of coffee,