Living the adventure

Do you ever feel like a hamster running on a tread wheel? For many of us, life has become a fast-paced marathon that never stops. As I meet with women each week, I hear a recurring theme: “I need rest. I’m worn out.” And I’m right there with them. I’m tired. I need rest, too.

We have become a society that rushes through life and fills our calendars to overflowing. We’re exhausted and weary, but we don’t stop to rest. Yet, Jesus modeled rest during His time on earth, even though there were still people to be healed and needs to be met. He pulled away for rest in order to be refreshed and replenished.

Most of us, including myself, don’t rest well. We know we should rest, but we don’t. Why?

 

 

  By Katy

Racing in a potato sack is an awkward feeling. Any burst of energy and a zeal to win must be harnessed, because if you try to run in a potato sack … splat. Down you go.  

At Field Day in elementary school, I learned what it felt like to move hindered. Bound. It wasn’t possible to run free like the wind. If I moved forward, I had to hold the potato sack at my waist and hop. And if I fell, I went down confined in my sack. Claustrophobic. I couldn’t wait to get out of that sack.

When we hold on to legalism, we move through life hindered. Bound. Our hearts may find security in adhering to rules, but we miss out on the freedom of focusing on a relationship with God. When we operate in life like God intended His children to, we can run like the wind. 

 

 

  By Katy

Bad habits are like deep ruts that are hard to get out of. As we navigate our way through life, we may find ourselves traveling in an inescapable rut. Ruts can ruin our godliness, our relationships, and our spiritual health and strength. They can damage our joy, peace, and even our sanity. The more we say yes to these bad habits, the deeper the rut becomes. So how can we break free?

 

 

  By Katy

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A Blog by Katy Kauffman

Author, Speaker, Bible Teacher

Katy loves to write about how God works in our lives on a daily basis. Each day with Him is an adventure. She hopes to capture some of those adventure moments here, and wants to see what God is teaching you as well.

 

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