.you BELONG here.
the house of belonging vision was born in the wilderness shaped by adversity. from within and without. i am grateful for the crucible..for the refiners fire
the bible tells us that God is FIRE
Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and he won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God himself is Fire! -hebrews 12:28-29
and i love that picture of Him being a wall of fire around me
And I’ll be right there with her’—God’s Decree—‘a wall of fire
around unwalled Jerusalem and a radiant presence within.’” zechhariah 2:5
my soul throbs for the longing of His voice, His touch, His presence
it has from the moment He awakened me to His love
20 years later here is this house that in my wildest dreams
i am sitting here wave after wave of fear washing over me "what are you DOING?" i don't know i answer. i am believing you abba. You draw. it is Your work. i have to surrender it. letting it go. it isn't mine...
i was inspired when i read lissa's IG post on her opening her home up for a book study can i just call her my sister from now on? ok good....insert BIG SMILE:)
and then a God-moment when we talked on the phone and an hour later had booked me a flight to see her in seattle!
and i got to meet these faces..hug them..hear their hearts behind the smiles and it moved me. changed me.
so, here is what is on my heart right now
a book study at the House of Belonging
i have two books on my heart
1. the first one is All In by Mark Batterson. it is a must read in my opinion. a good book to read after The Circle Maker
2. the second one was just released yesterday it is called Scary Close by Donald Miller.
i wanted to get your feedback. any locals out there? i was thinking of one evening a week we meet and share. learn from each other. leave the masks at the door i want .. i pray for this home to be a safe place. no judgements. just support. a safe place to fall once a week. you don't have to be a "christian to come"
what night would be the best?
we will have coffee and snacks
and i pray that friendships are formed. a network of women from all seasons. all walks of life to encourage and support one another
what do you think?
i am thinking starting in mid March?
thoughts? i'd love to hear them...