Our God spends his days scaling mountains, shooting the rapids, and jumping out of airplanes. He’s a big, big God and He NEVER stops doing big, big things.
As Deidra Riggs writes in her new release Every Little Thing: “God, who isn’t afraid of adventure. God, who is going to do something incredible despite us. God, who invites us to join him on the journey and adventure of a lifetime. …God is perfectly capable of handling it all (and them some) on his own, but — and this just blows my mind — he chooses to invite us to join him, even before we know what we’re doing and before we’ve gotten our act together.”
Deidra relays this truth in the context of her own skydiving adventure. A literal Jumping Tandem experience that taught her significant things about how God works. How He wants us to partner with him on big things. Things that take all kind of brave to accomplish. The kind of things we label “once in a lifetime.”
But what about the rest of our lives?
Because God also spends his days meal planning, sock sorting, and car-pool driving. And his invitation to join him there is no less impactful to his calling on our lives.
As Ann Voskamp writes in the forward to Every Little Thing, “Running hard after an extraordinary life turns out to be chasing a lie. The realest ordinary is always found in the ordinary. That extra everyone’s looking for? It’s found in ordinary.
“There’s nothing in this world that’s normal — there’s only growing blind to the glory. It’s a ridiculously free world. Everyone gets to accept the invitation of extraordinary into their ordinary or not.”
Sometimes brave is high-altitude.
But more often brave is down to earth and looks a lot like a willingness to be EXACTLY where God has placed us in THIS moment. It looks a lot like letting God into your ordinary.
It looks a lot like offering up your Every Little Thing.
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