As I shared yesterday, my one word for 2014 is saturated. I want to live 2014 (and beyond) saturated in God, in His truth.
For the past several months, since I read Lisa Terkeurst’s book Made to Crave, I have been wondering what it means and what it would look like to live saturated in God.
Does it mean that I have to give up everything that I enjoy and join an abbey?
Does it mean living a life similar to the Amish or Mennonites?
Does it mean becoming a missionary in a far away land or maybe right here at home?
What does it mean to live saturated in Christ?
What would it look life in my life? What would look like in your life?
I have come to the conclusion (for now anyway) that saturating my life in Christ means focusing on Him and giving Him every little part of my life to use and work to His glory. From work to family to friends to my physical well-being every part of my life is to be centered on Him.
For each of us, this would look different because God has created each of us with unique talents and abilities and even disabilities. He has placed each of us within unique families and circumstances. There is nobody else like you or me. There never has been and there never will be.
So what does this look like for me? Well, I don’t really know yet, but I am excited about the process of discovering it.
In the coming year, I plan to make a journey of discovery to find out what my life will look like as I become saturated in Christ. My current plan for this journey is similar to how Gretchen Rubin started her happiness project. I am identifying areas that I want to work on and coming up with concrete goals, and I am currently planning on focusing on a different area every month.
While becoming happier isn’t the end goal of my project, I believe that learning to live saturated in Christ will make me happier, healthier, and in the end more of the person that the Lord wants me to become.