Ann Voskamp from A Holy Experience has a way of capturing me. Her words keep me reading and wanting more. Her words make me cry which I don’t do very often. Her words send me to a world that I find myself wanting. I want an Upside Right world. I don’t want to be in this Upside Down world anymore and that is how my family has been living.
For 43 years I lived worldly not knowing what the Biblical world was like. For 8 of marriage, we raised our children worldly and dealt with each other thru worldly thoughts and actions. Then my husband and I were baptized together. But what changed. We were baptized together……………..ahhhh…….nothing much changed but God was working on us continually.
In the last 2 years since getting baptized, our lives haven’t changed dramatically but have changed gradually. We are more involved in our church community. We think a lot and talk alot about how we should be living, what we should be doing, but have we put any of these thoughts in to action. Not really!
But a huge change has come. I went to the Relevant conference. I heard Ann Voscamp read to me in person. I listened and really “heard” God talking to me.
It is time. It is time to not just say I am a Christian but to completely turn over every part of my life to God and completely act like a Christian every minute of every day!
I need not want to put God first. I then need to put my husband and children next. If there is time after that then my blogging, tweeting, facebooking, and reviews can come in my life as long as these are all glorifying my God!
Ann Voskamp, thank you for bringing the world upside right to me once and for all. I am in debt to you because you spoke God’s message to my heart! I was in your audience and now God is my audience of one!