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Have you ever noticed how often in Scripture people were called to walk alone? How often God set people apart for a specific purpose? Asked them to do things that seemed odd or crazy?

We read those stories about Moses, Jonah, Esther, Abraham, Joseph, Jeremiah, etc. and rather gloss over the day-to-day realities of their lives. We read their entire life story in less than an hour and see it all neatly wrapped up at the end. In reality, they lived it for years and, in some cases, decades. Some of them walked relatively alone in the midst of a hostile culture for quite some time.

In our world today, simple living with a focus on following Christ is sometimes going to look like that. Except remember you aren't alone. If you belong to Him, Jesus is interceding for you at the right hand of the Father. The Holy Spirit indwells you and leads you. You are never alone. It might feel like it, but we aren't called to walk by feelings. We're called to walk by faith in light of the truth.

Here are a few posts that touch on ways we might walk a different path:
Cultivating Contentment
Calling versus Clutter – The Joy of a Deliberate Life
The Joys of a Gifted Child
Understanding & Enjoying Your Persistent Spirited Child
Raising a Dreamer Child and Ignoring Conventional Wisdom
The Need for More Margin in Families with Gifted Children

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Have a cozy day with your loved ones,
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