Originally published on Jennie's blog...
I have been working on something over the last year that I have wanted to tell you for quite some time now.
I have very few truly life shattering moments. But by far, one of the most shattering was on a bathroom floor several years ago, reading the blog of a girl named Katie Davis. I saw the life of someone wholly surrendered, single minded and full of God’s undeniable purposes for her life.
I was jealous and I wanted in. I didn’t want to miss any more of my life.
So Zac and I began to pray the most simple prayer every night before bed…
Anything. God. Anything.
And in that one little word we turned in everything for God’s anything.
Every dream for our lives.
Every dollar and possession.
Every safety and comfort.
Every person’s approval.
And we opened our entire lives up to anything God had for us.
Any act of obedience.
Any dream God had for us.
It’s been years now since that prayer, and I can say NOTHING about our former lives is the same.
Cooper – We would have missed him…
IF:Gathering – We would have missed that…
Building tools and watching so many of you use them in your places – I would have missed that…
And your stories are even more astounding.
Job changes, reconciliation with family members, adoptions, non-profits started, freedom from bondage that has held some of you all your lives, thousands of small acts of obedience have caused eternity to change in ways we can’t know yet.… I believe so deeply in you and in what happens when we pray this simple prayer, that one year ago I asked my publisher if they would consider letting me write a bible study for Anything. I get pictures and letters from so many of you who are leading my other studies in your living rooms, your dorm rooms, your churches, prisons, homeless shelters and you’ve asked if I would write a study to go with Anything.
WELL, ANYTHING IS BEING RE-RELEASED WITH A NEW BEAUTIFUL COVER, NEW CHAPTERS ABOUT WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED SINCE THE FIRST EDITION, AND AN 8-WEEK BIBLE STUDY!
1. I invite you to join the Anything Online Bible Study starting today – you’ll just need to pre-order a copy of the book to get started.
2. Lead your OWN Anything Bible Study. We will make available all of the videos and resources for your own book club or bible study this summer. You just grab your people, pre-order the books, and dive in.
I absolutely cannot wait to go on this journey with you, to tell God we will do anything, and watch as He shows up.