October 29, 2013

What I Don't Yet Know

When my sixteen-year-old daughter feels very strongly about something but can't quite fully express how she feels in a way that you would understand her passion, she shakes her head a little and looks at you with her big, blue, beautiful eyes and says, "You don't even know."

For example:

Justin Timberlake and how dreamy and talented he is?

"You don't even know."

Chipotle burritos and how delicious and addictive they are?

"You don't even know."

That adorable, polka-dot, vintage dress that she saw on sale and has fallen in love with?

"You don't even know."

I love this about her.  I love this thing she says.  It's just so cute and teenager-y and HER.  But not only is it charming and cute, it's a great statement too, and it makes me think.  Yes.  Yes… there is a lot, an awful lot, I don't even know, especially when it comes to my faith and my walk with God.

The full length and width and depth of his incredible, unfailing love for me?

I don't even know.

The boundless grace and mercy and forgiveness he freely offers, regardless of what I say or do, and with absolutely no expectations?

I don't even know.

What he has waiting in store for my future… his plans, hopes, and dreams for me?

I don't even know.

And the list goes on and on and it's all so humbling and beautiful, those things I don't yet know.  I love that God always has more for us.  Always.  We never get to a place in our journey where we've arrived, where we know it all, and there's nothing more to learn or experience.  Never.  There's always something fresh and new that he wants to teach us, to show us.  There's always more healing and growth to be found, and always more life and joy and love to experience.

Every single day is a mystery and an adventure when we walk with God.  Hearing his voice.  Receiving his guidance.  Experiencing his love.  And I want it all… each and every glorious bit.  I want all those things that I don't even know, that I have yet to know, and I can hardly wait to see what they are.

How much fun our family had apple-picking this past weekend? 
"You don't even know."


"Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before."
~ C. S. Lewis

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived 
what God has prepared for those who love him."
~ 1 Corinthians 2:9

 "Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, 
which you do not know."
~ Jeremiah 33:3

"I am still learning."
~ Michelangelo


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  1. Simply beautiful, Jenny! Your instagram quote you posted earlier today, in addition to this blog post, is just what I needed to hear this morning. His unfailing love is remarkable! xoxo

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad Sara… so grateful these words were an encouragement to you! Yes, his unfailing love is remarkable… may we both swim around in it all day! :) Blessings to you, my sweet friend, and hugs for your cute little ones!

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  2. Jenny,I loved this . I am inspired by your thoughts andwords

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    1. Thank you, Yolanda… I'm grateful my words were an encouragement to you. That's why I write… to hopefully bring a bit of Jesus and all he's doing in my heart to my readers. May you know his love in fresh new ways today! Blessings...

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    2. Well amen to all of that. So glad there is more!! We've got a lot in common. We both fell in love and married at the same time. God is good:-)

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    3. Yes, I think you're right, Becky, we do have a lot in common. I love how God connects hearts… so organic, so unexpected, so lovely… so HIM. I'm happy and blessed to have connected with you! Hugs...

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