It's been happening ever so slowly, for years now. This awakening... this stirring awake and this passion churning from deep inside... this desire to really honestly make a difference!
The thought of living this life small (albeit 'safe') was beginning to feel like skin stretched too thin... I couldn't stay there. Something had to give! Fear was getting kicked to the curb and when that happens, there is little room for Small. Simple - yes... please! But Small (as in insignificant and stuck), no thank you.
You see, I believe we are all called to Greatness! We have the Greatest One living on the inside of us...and oh how He longs to just leak on out and make everything Great.
He has been wooing and romancing me for quite some time... proving He is good... that He is in a good mood and that He can be trusted. His love is steadfast and sure... it is All In and Full On and it is courting us to wake up and to let Him fill us to overflowing... to leak out with Him and to be the change that is needed.
My little family is diverse in how we give... both locally and globally... and even though we live on a limited income, we know the value of giving! But it can seem like too much! When your passion arises and you begin to see human and sex trafficking... poor and orphaned babies... poverty and bondage both across oceans and just around corners... it can feel too heavy. After all - I am just one person... it can hit hard, and then slowly - if we don't hold eye contact with the issue... it can fade to our peripheral and get pushed back into the darkness of being ignored.
We get so caught up in our daily lives... in our bossy lists and things to do - we lose sight of what is at the top of His list... of the things we can partner with Him to do!
The worlds' problems are huge... the injustice and unfairness and malnourished starving is all around us... but when we remember that we are here for a purpose... when we recall that He has called us to be His hands and His feet and it's HIM and Him alone who can break through.. when we remember that we do nothing without Him coming along and doing it with us... well, then it becomes a little more doable. After all - it's not all up to us...
As Heidi Baker says, just Love the one in front of you!
Noel Brewer Yeatts does this...
This is the launch week of Awake, a book written by Noel Brewer Yeatts. This book is a treasure trove of testimonies of how we truly CAN make a difference... how we can love the one in front of us and change the world, one life at a time! It will help you awaken... inspire you to do something... to make a difference, it will remind you that you CAN change the world - one life at a time!
Click Here and see Noel share what AWAKE is really about!
If you want to read more, you can download 2 free chapters, or simply purchase the entire book here: http://noelyeatts.com/awake/
You can also purchase the book from Amazon or Barnes & Nobles.
I am honored to be able to host a Giveaway of this book to one lucky reader!
If you are interested in winning a signed copy of this book, I ask two things:
1. When you leave a comment below, include "I want to be AWAKE!" and you will be entered to win. Then, after you win the book...
2. Read it... let it stir and awaken you, and then, I ask you to share it or pass it along to a friend! Spread the Love and one life - one reader - at a time, let's change the world!
Check back on Friday to find out who the winner is, and to learn more about an upcoming Online 6 Session Study - A Journey to Live Fully Awake. We'd love to have you join us!
(GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED... and the Winner is: Allison Ambrose! Congrats!)
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