The path God calls each of us to is distinct. We each go through unique seasons, particular experiences. And in our own life journey, God leads us, guides us, and shapes us in different ways. God reveals himself to us through his Word, through blessings, through tough circumstances.
How has God been uniquely speaking to you lately? Convicting you? Shaping your heart? Inviting you to action or to contemplation? What has God been revealing to you about himself or about the Christian life?
These questions and realities are all part of our calling–for as we engage with God, we discover his unique interaction with each of us in our lives.
Over the past several years I’ve had the privilege of inviting others to this space to share some of their own reflections on how God is shaping them, leading them, challenging them, or centering them in him. Just look at this list below! It’s just a small sampling of the myriad of ways God is at work in different lives.
Peruse this list, click on the underlined links to read more, and reflect on how YOUR story of your journey with God is unique — How God is at work teaching, shaping, and calling YOU.
Consider how God is at work uniquely in each of these stories . . .• Authors Adam and Christine Jeske on living in gratitude and wonder. • Author Amy Julia Becker on trusting God while parenting a child with Down Syndrome. • Justice-advocate Amanda Siebold on simplicity, stewardship, and mercy. • Artist Amie Hollmann on how creativity can enrich Scripture engagement. • Author Caryn Rivadeneira on discovering her real identity behind the Mom-label and on growing closer to God through prayers of lament. • Team-builder and retreat leader Christin Nevins on the intersection between community and solitude. • Illustrator Christina Schofield on seeking God’s presence after heart-breaking tragedy. • Hip-Hop dance instructor Connie Jakab on living with vision and rebelling against contemporary culture. • Missionary Emily Cetola on the core motivations behind evangelism and compassion. • Homeschooling mom Helen Lee on living with a sense of mission and embodying hospitality. • Blogger Holley Gerth on the joys of celebration and the grief of loss. • Musician Hope Dunbar on the spiritual power of creative expression and serving God with one’s talents. • Author Jennifer Grant on parenthood and grace. • Editor JoHannah Reardon on studying Scripture and growing in virtue. • Food writer and home cook Joy-Elizabeth Lawrence on how cooking can connect with prayer, meditation, and our care of the created world. • Author Keri Wyatt Kent on Sabbath-simplicity and dwelling in God’s love. • Blogger Lori Lowe on cultivating intimacy in marriage. • Author Margot Starbuck on the God-driven adventure of service. • Blogger Marlena Graves on key practices for spiritual formation. • Ministry leader Nicole Unice on busyness, fasting, and God dealing with our “issues.” • Professor Patty Kirk on celebrating Christmas. • Pastor Tracey Bianchi on making God-honoring choices and the importance of environmental stewardship. • What’s YOUR story? How is God uniquely leading and shaping YOU?