Stripped

     Just like that God has wiped our slate clean.  All that we thought we needed, all the things we thought were important vanished in thin air!  I really hope you don’t stop reading because it’s scary.  Yes, it is terrifying to allow God to take everything you have but it is more terrifying to live your life and miss the mission he has for you.  To stand before Him and hear the words “I never knew you” is a lot more terrifying!

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      It took 4 wheels and a road trip across the country to really help me and my husband lose all the ties to what we thought was important.
     Life is not about making ourselves comfortable but discovering God’s mission for our life.
   It’s so simple yet we have been blinded to what this really means.  It doesn’t mean building up a comfy life for ourself (worrying about what we drive, where we live, what we wear), coming up with great plans, and maybe even going to church on Sunday and giving 10%. 
  
     This is about being stripped of everything and saying,  “Lord, I am yours….my family, my money, my time, everything I am is yours and I want you to use me for your glory.”

Every detail of His creation is incredible from the depths of the ocean…..

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To the shore….to the mountains..to you and me!

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    He is unfathomable, amazing,
incredible, and beyond all we can imagine!!

     He loves us so much and cares about EVERY detail of our lives.  He is bigger than it all, His plans are better than we could ever dream for ourselves.  The best part is He promises to be with us and carry us through it all with a love, joy, peace, patients, kindness, goodness, and faithfulness that surpasses all understanding. 

   So why in the world would you want to miss it? Why would you even for a second not give everything to God? 

    Jesus came so that we may have life and live it abundantly. John 10:10 He intercedes for us Rom.8:34 and because of Him we may speak to our Heavenly Father and ask anything in Jesus’s name John 14:13.    This relationship that we are able to have should change everything!

   Don’t look at the big picture but one day at a time.  Do what He asks of you today and you never know what tomorrow will bring!

With love,
Shannon

   

Who Do We Think We Are?

     Everyday I am seeing how foolish and small we are! I remember back when I started my real fitness journey, where I started to trust God instead of every crazy diet and next gimmick that man has conjured up.  It was exciting, He showed me how to eat and how to excercise to feel amazing and be the best version of me. 

      I only became a Beachbody coach only because it is exactly what God has taught me (eat what he’s made, and use your muscles). I love being able to help people stop dieting and learn to eat and excercise for life! 

    Here is another example ……..

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     Vegas…….  I was excited for my kids to see hotels with volcanos, flamingos, gondola rides, and roller coasters hanging off the top of them.  I’m not sure why? (My husband wasn’t thrilled with going either) but beatiful lesson was learned!!
     Nothing will EVER compare to the beauty God has created!  Look at those enormous Gold hotels……the sunset behind them is way better!

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     Look at that waterfall that falls off the top of a mountain! It turns to snow before it lands!

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     From the canyons……..

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     To the arches……..

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     To trees that take your breath away….

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    It’s just so amazing and beyond words! 

  If God can be this creative with all that is around us why don’t we trust Him in control of every detail of our lives!  We think we can come up with something better….but I promise you can’t!!!

     You can spend your life chasing after stuff that will never bring you true happiness.  Or you can turn around and start chasing after the only one who knows what TRUE happiness is!!

     With love………Shannon