He Is Able // Coffee with You + Periscope Announcement

Coffee With You Series

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,

Frannie

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “He Is Able // Coffee with You + Periscope Announcement

  1. Oh dearie, believe me when I say that I KNOW. We all go through periods of lowness and self-hating humility, and we expect those as Christians and there is a certain saintliness in them; but unfortunately, we are also doomed to go through seasons of self-righteous pride. I have been there, many times and not long ago, and it is frightening in those times how hard it is to say “I’m sorry”, “I was wrong”, and “I am still sinful”. I confess in empathy with you that I still have much room to grow; I am still far more sinful than I think I am or want to be; and I desperately need the Lord to shape me, break me, mold me, and change me into His image.

    But I also praise Him with you that He is more than willing to do that molding, breaking, and changing – in fact, He already has our transformation planned out in His wisdom! And I also rejoice that I don’t need to fear this change, because He often works it gently; and even when He must work drastic measures in our lives, He is always there to hold us, support us, nourish us, protect us, and love us through whatever storms we have to face. He is such a gentle, loving Father – I pray earnestly that I would love Him more every day!

    ANND, I am so excited about your Periscope announcement!! That is just way too cool!!! For three more weeks I will be in class at that time; but you better believe I’ll be tuning in when Christmas break is finally here! <3 <3 <3

    I love you, Frannie, and I am sorry I don't pray for you as often as I should. I hope and pray that the Lord would be close by you as you emerge from this season of dryness and fill you with the refreshing showers of His mercy and love!!

    Hugs (and Happy day-after-Thanksgiving!!),
    Vicki

  2. Oh, Vicki, I am so very thankful for the love and sweet friendship you send my way. You’re openness and honesty encourages and refreshes my heart. Thank you for being so open! 🙂

    I haven’t ever thought of these thoughts/feelings/seasons of life as being part of the cycle we go through as Christians. I had known moments of despair being part of the Christian life but not the proud/hard moments. And while it isn’t an excuse it encourages me to know I’m not alone.

    You are dear.

    Also, I love your excitement over my Periscope adventure. Thank you!! It’s been a lot of fun so far (even though I get really nervous and really freaky and stammer a lot!). 😉 It’s a really fun way to connect more personally with people!

    I can’t wait for you to join!

    So thankful for who you are, Vicki! You are such a blessing to me!

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