For the past year plus I’ve been walking with the disciples in the book of Luke. I’ve peeled off my high heels and my ambitions and my to-do list and my version of Christianity and settled in to listen and watch.
These guys had no idea where Jesus was leading them. You see, all they had was His word that following Him would lead them to transformation.
And it did.
So I leaned in and listened more.
What would it look like if I started living like the disciples?
What I discovered wrecked my faith in a good way. After months I started seeing my faith differently.
I saw Jesus sitting around the table with sinners as He told the religious, “It is the sick that need a doctor.”
I saw Jesus crossing the street to love people that others avoided and He offered living water, grace and truth.
I heard Jesus telling the disciples to believe big when they felt small.
I saw power that came through belief.
I watched as Jesus continually reminded these men that riches have nothing to do with the size of your TV or how much is in the bank, but in people and in loving others.
I’m wrecked in a good way.
Faith is following Jesus. It’s listening to His voice. It’s crowding out the myriad of competing noises that confuse the issue and tuning in to Him, because that will never lead us wrong.
Over the past few weeks it’s been my pleasure — oh my goodness, my honor — to be a part of this amazing P31 OBS study over The Mended Heart. I hear some of you saying, “I’m not sure what’s next.”
Listen to Him.
Follow where He leads.
Let Him continue to wreck you and your faith . . . in a beautiful way as your life and heart and thinking are changed through Him.
Dirty, dusty feet.
That’s our faith. That’s all we need, sisters. It’s enough.
More than enough for you and me.
How is God wrecking your faith. . . in a good way?
Today is #livefreeThursday and all day long we’ll be talking about “wrecked in a good way.” It’s an honest, real discussion with women from all over the nation. I hope you’ll join in. ~ Suz
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Wrecked with the unexpectedness of God’s actions.
Wrecked with the wrestling of trying to understand.
Trusting for grace to be re-built stronger.
Father, thank you for meeting us in those wrecked places and pulling us up and out stronger and more resilient, teaching us to run the race with endurance, to trust You as we take the next step.
This study and #TheMendedHeart have been absolutely beautiful – just like you! Enjoy your much deserved break, and snuggle those grand babies lots!
Over three years ago I memorized the book of James. It’s wrecked and continues to wreck my faith in the best way…. Grateful for your dirty, dusty feet- signs of life in the kingdom :).
I’m in the book of James right now with my Bible study. James takes us deep into the real life issues of living it out. I love that!
God has wrecked my faith in a good way, teaching me to let go of urgency and embrace the simple. Not everything has to be done RIGHT NOW. My go-get-em personality had a hard time grasping this, but God knows just how to slow us down when we need it. Sometimes it hurts, but it’s a hurt I desperately needed from him:)
Beautiful. Thank you for your words, for sharing your story, for being faithful. You encourage and inspire me.
“Wrecked”…when real meets the road, when our deepest encounters the counsel of Above. Those “wrecked” moments in my life have been life-changing, the kind that confirm a heart changed forever. And I usually think, why did I wait so long?! He’s a good God…so thankful for His love and faithfulness. Thankful for your words, as well, Suzie. Although I’m still wrapping up the book, its words danced to life. It’s a heart-changer for certain.
I wish I could have spent more time with you at She Speaks. One hug. That’s all I got! We’ll need to make that up some time.
“Dirty, dusty feet. That’s all the faith we need.” POWERFUL, Suzie! I needed this entire post today. I am grateful for the way you listen to His Spirit and follow His direction. Thank you for the beautiful Jesus example you set, each and every day!
Thank you, Crystal. It’s where He’s led for the past several months. Right now those feet are leading me to rest in Him. I love that we can hear His voice. So grateful!
God used my dog’s wrecked health to teach me to look for His glory in all things—especially unwanted challenges!
May the Lord continue to pour out his Spirit on all who participated in The Mended Heart study. I’m glad Jesus “wrecked” you, Suzie. He’s using you powerfully. I hope the next season brings rest and renewal!
Oh Suzie…God used you to “wreck” my routine…in a good way! I am so glad I got to drop by today. Though I used my blog on She Speaks 2015…The Experience to link. I had to revise it to fit this theme, which so adequately described my experience. HE. WRECKED. MY. WORLD. Love you much…and look forward to linking again!
God is using one of my best but most difficult strengths to serve populations that are not pleasant to serve. He’s broken my heart for the used and abused, the sold and the exploited….all in various degrees, from molested to trafficked. It’s uncomfortable and sad. That’s why I chose to share “Las Vegas” with you today. I understand it’s a tough read, but I’m wrecked! He shines His light in the very darkest of places!!!
Thank you for your strong words of encouragement today Suzie!! May we all be disciples in the truest sense.
I’m with you, Suzie. Dirty, dusty feet. And I’m loving it. Just when I begin to think I’m in control again, Jesus finds a way to snap me back into total reliance, wrecking my faith to trust Him more. Thank you for The Mended Heart study. Bless you, sweet friend!
Suzie, thank you so much for sharing this post and Link Party. This year was my FIRST She Speaks Conference, and we met briefly. If there is any phrase to describe my experience it is most definitely: wrecked (in a good way). This is also my FIRST Linkup. So exciting! Thank you for all of your wisdom and joy.
Faith is following Jesus even when you don’t know exactly where you are going. But I believe that is the point. When we are truly being obedient and loving Him to the fullest; we trust that even when we don’t know where He is taking us we are just content that He is with us along the way. Never leaving or forsaking us along the journey dusty feet and all.
Wrecked in a good way. Aren’t we all?
Beautiful read! 🙂
Love this Suzie…”Let Him continue to wreck you and your faith . . . in a beautiful way as your life and heart and thinking are changed through Him.” I want to be wrecked by Him! I don’t want to be my own perception of faith and obedience — I want to be His! I want to be wrecked so that I can be built up by the Master potter 🙂
Thank you for sharing the good and beautiful work God is doing in your heart… It is comforting to know we don’t need to know the way, we just need to trust God does and to follow His voice…blessings to you 🙂