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Happy New Year!

LifeAndrea SmithComment

This quote is more true today, then any other year of my life. I know it's a little late to be saying, "Happy New Year!" But there has been major transition in this season for me and my family. We are currently leaving a staff position of ministry we dearly love, and the Lord has been really speaking to me and my husband about priorities. We haven't been putting the Lord first in our lives, but everything else.

The past several months have been a time of humility and grace. I feel strongly the Lord is wants our whole hearts and He will do whatever it takes to have it all. Even if that means flipping our world upside to have us look to Him instead of ourselves or other people. This year I am willing to do whatever it takes to follow the Lord wholeheartedly. I want my heart to feel alive again, even if that means going through the purging. If I can draw closer to Him, love others better, love myself more, then I say amen, let's stand.

How far are you willing to go for the Jesus?

The Longing for Greatness

LifeAndrea SmithComment

I think sometimes we all wish for something more than what we have. Sometimes I just want to sleep all day and not think about the rest of the world. But then what does that accomplish? I think we all desire for something more than ourselves. I believe, we were all born for greatness.

I heard a sermon once titled, "the 7 Longings of the Human Heart by Mike Bickle". He talked about the longing that each and every one of us has deep down to be known for something great. But what if we already were great just because we are. What if something or someone created us for a purpose, for a drive, for a reason to have this desire to be admired. We all want to make an impact on the world. We all want to leave our mark behind for others to see. At the very core of our human DNA, I believe we all share this desire.

I don't necessarily want to be recognized. While that is cool, and  you can be impactful to many people where you are; I want to be known by my friends and family that I lived my life to the fullest. That I took risks. That when people met me for the first time, they saw something different. I want people to see the greatness of not who I am, but who Jesus is. I want God's greatness to shine through my life in everything I do. Only God can change the world, but we get the privilege to partner with Him and make changes with Him. What a glorious thing.

If you've ever wondered why you have this desire to be great, it's because God placed that in your heart. Whether it's helping other people, making a difference in society, going after a career you've always wanted, or traveling the world and exploring. God actually loves those things about you. He loves that you want to be great. He loves that you want to make a difference, to be the person you were created to be.

My heart longs to be the best person I can be. my heart longs to be a great mom, a loving and respectful wife, a loyal friend, a trust worthy sister, a reliable daughter, an excellent worker, and a friend of God.

What are you longing to be great at?