This week’s reading was AMAZING!

Not to say last week or the week before was unexceptional. However, this week’s reading made a scrumptious gumbo in my heart.

I don’t really meat so I’d have to call it a Soul Smoothie. (giggle)

Soul Smoothie by Dana Pittman

This is Week 5 of Blogging Through the Book The Gospel of Yes by Mike Glenn. New here? Get caught up.

Now, I had to giggle with the thought of a Soul Smoothie. But I love smoothies. Actually, let me back up a little.

I read this book before at a rapid speed. For Blogging Through the Book I wanted to slow down and I re-read the chapters as they are assigned. Before it all began I broke them up by the number of weeks and we moved forward.

I had no idea that the content would be broken up to walk me through my current changes. God is good!

I had no idea the content would meet us as bloggers at our individual points of need. But it has. Again, God is good!!!

Back to that smoothie… Have you ever made one? I love green smoothies. Thus, in good fun and great reading I’m going to make a tasty written Soul Smoothie.

Ingredients

  • Life
  • Scripture
  • My Life’s Calling (i.e., purpose)
  • The Gospel of Yes
  • Life (Wait…I listed that already but might need to leave it because life is a doozy…)

Blender

God is the blender. Work with me here. This week’s reading was amazing to me because life will have us confused. It will tell us

Who we are…

What we are to do…

What is cool…

What is fashionable…

How much we should weight…

How to wear our hair…

Etc.

People around us, even our faith families will tell us

Where we should serve…

How we should serve…

The way service should look…

Etc.

In our professional endeavors, our ministries we will hear

You need a website

You need a blog

You need to speak

You need to write

You need to tell everybody, everything, all the time!

Ok, maybe that last one was merely telling my business (smile)…but you get it. Right?

Although the intentions of the ones around us may be good, they may be great are they greater than God’s intent for us?

Do they want what God wants for our lives and His Kingdom and His glory?

Throw is all in the blender.

Go ahead do it.

Throw…

Doubt

God’s grace

Worry

Longing

Love

Joy

Peace

Bills

Husbands

Kids

Lack of finances

Hopes

Dreams

Christ on the cross

Throw it in the blender.

Did I forget something? Grab it. Go ahead…I’ll wait. **wink**

Got everything? On the count of three we are going to throw in all in the blender. Ready?

1…

2…

3…

PULSE

…God reveals your identity. P. 116

 

Pulse it all until you no longer see the individual ingredients. Let the hum of the motor soothe the aches that are threatening to take over.

Pulse until all the contents in the blender become something new. In Christ, all things are new.

Pulse until the blender produces your very own Soul Smoothie.

 

What this means is that those who become Christians
become new persons. They are not the same anymore,
for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) (Read in context)

We don’t know who we are until Jesus tells us. P. 116

 

Question: What do you see in your Soul Smoothie? What has God revealed to you?

 

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10 Comments
  1. Heidi Kreider 8 years ago

    This… this is amazing. LOVE it! You know, sometimes I’m afraid to turn the blender on. 😉

    • Author
      Dana Pittman 8 years ago

      Thank you! I have to submit this question to you. What will happen if you don’t? Is that a life you’re willing to live? 😉 Love you sis!

      • Heidi Kreider 8 years ago

        oh… I know the answer… I live the safe life… and it’s 2nd best to God’s plan. Been there, done that 😉 I like the smoothie life better! 😉

  2. Pilar Arsenec 8 years ago

    Great post!

  3. I always cringed when I thought about the phrase “let go and let God” because I was a control freak. Throwing myself intentionally into the “blender” is the biggest act of faith and trust and love that I can ever give to my Father.

    Thank you for the reminder that I need to hit “pulse” too! I thought just getting in was enough, but now I know I have to let God turn it all into what He wants it to be.
    Great post!

    • Author
      Dana Pittman 8 years ago

      Amen! I don’t think you’re alone in your act of faith and your observation of your need to let go of your hold. He has the best in store for you. But it’s only possible to attain if you let Him do what only He can do. Blessings to you my sister.

  4. Katherine Harms 8 years ago

    I went through the blender about 18 years ago, and I keep tweaking the blend. I guess we must be shattered before we can ever get it all together. Great post !

    • Author
      Dana Pittman 8 years ago

      “I keep tweaking the blend”… Isn’t that the truth! Thank you. Have a wonderful day.

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