Tuesday, February 28, 2012

7 - the introduction

Apparently, I'm kind of dense. It is a good thing God is patient. Over and over again for quite a while the idea of simplicity and coming to terms with "enough" has been coming across every area of my life.

Enter 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker.

Okay....so this book...well, God used this book...to MESS ME UP!

Today I've joined several other people with a read-along blog to discuss the book. I had already read the book and was swirling stuff in my head about it so I was excited with Marla announced this for the discussion.

7 is all about:
"Seven months, seven areas, reduced to seven simple choices."
  • food
  • clothing
  • possessions
  • media
  • waste
  • spending
  • stress
"7 will be an exercise in simplicity with one goal: to create space for God's kingdom to break through."

I was so excited to read someone else's practical application of how to cut back, live a full life, to believe in the idea of "enough." 

Jen poses the question: "What in my life is just too stinking much?"

I'm asking God about this. I'm listening. I'm praying for a listening heart and his power to be obedient to change it. 

What about you? What is just too stinking much in your life? How are you changing it?


Brooke said...

praying. listening. why don't i do that nearly enough? looking forward to reading your insights to the book

Marla Taviano said...

I'm so glad you're joining us, Kara! I've really been thinking about "enough" a lot lately. What an awesome word. I want to be enough, do enough, have enough, but not go over that boundary in any area. Because once you get past "enough," it's just so hard to stop. I want Jesus to be enough for me. It's so easy to say but so hard to live.