What I’m scared of the most is the thing I most try to avoid.
Read the rest of my “Anything” post here.
Jennie Allen writes a book called Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul and I came across it this spring. She writes about how her and her husband were prompted to pray the “Anything” prayer with God and how it drastically and beautifully changed everything.
But it’s a scary prayer.
About the book: Safe. Comfortable. Happy. Words we all love. Feelings we want. Even crave. We may love God, but being that he’s invisible, world like comfortable seem to feel better faster.
We are all chasing something. Our hearts were made to run hard and fast after things that move us. But as a generation we are all beginning to stir and wake up, identifying that these words don’t satisfy for long, especially when compared to God. If God is real, and we are going to live with Him forever, shouldn’t He be everything? Caught in this familiar haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie Allen and her husband Zac prayed a courageous prayer of abandonment that took them on an adventure God had written for them.
“God, we will do anything. Anything,”
Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move us to stop chasing things that just make us feel happy and start living a life that matters. A life that is…
Surrendered. Reckless. Courageous.
If we truly know a God worth giving anything for, everything changes.
Jennie has graciously given me five copies to share with you! (Which means you have an awesome chance to win!) To be entered to win one at random, leave a comment about what your “anything” is: The one thing that you are scared to release to God into His safekeeping.
I’ll choose a random winner at 9pm PDT Friday night from the comments. But I would encourage you to add yours to the collective website by clicking here. It’s easy, peasy. Here’s mine. Jennie has created a space where the community can share their Anythings with the rest of the world in an anonymous (or non-anonymous) way.
Jennie is also the author of Stuck: The Places We Get Stuck and the God who Sets Us Free (a DVD based Bible Study which I hear is pretty awesome). You can visit her website here.
What is your Anything?