Every other week or so I give you a peek into what I like to call my adventure bag. A small tote bursting with the secrets of my heart. The books I’m reading, the words of Jesus I’m savoring, or the thoughts that are pouring out over onto white pages.
What’s inside this bag is reflective of the adventure that God has me on right now. I’m very aware that it may be a different season for you, but perhaps in the sharing your heart will also be encouraged to become awake to you own adventure with Jesus, filling your bag with the treasures you find along the way.
Clothe yourselves with beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of
a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious in the sight of God.” I Peter 3:4
There are two words in this verse that stuck out to me. Gentle and quiet. Looking deeper, I found that gentleness or meekness means, “A disposition of spirit in which we accept His dealings with us as good, and therefore without disputing or resisting.” I LOVE that!
And quiet is not what we think either. Quiet isn’t being silent or soft-spoken. Quiet actually describes someone who is confident, steadfast, immovable. A person at peace and standing firm in who they are and who He is.
One of my favorite ways to study scripture is using the free Blue Letter Bible app. They have dictionaries, commentaries, and lexicons, and it always encourages me to read God’s word with curiosity.
This is a couple I admire for their simple heart to love people and worship Jesus. They have a two devotionals out that I read and re-read constantly! The devotionals are a compilation of writers and perspectives all with the heart to inspire you to seek intimacy with Jesus. There are beautiful pictures and thought- provoking prompts on every page. Also check out their music… this is my favorite song by Jonathan Helser:
I don’t peruse Instagram hardly ever these days, but when I do I always make a visit to this delightful girl’s homestead. Terrica is a kindred spirit, she has a heart for Jesus baffles me and makes me crave fullness of life with Him. She is a seeker of beauty and her specialty is Sabbath. She is in love with the resting in Jesus and living from the security of His embrace. Her words read like a song and I often find myself writing them down to mull over longer.
There’s just so much beauty to be discovered in a day. I consider it my calling to find it, celebrate it, allow it to turn my heart to God. It’s the simplest definition I know of what it means to be a Believer. Terrica Joy
May you clothe yourself in a quiet and gentle spirit this weekend, giving into His goodness all around you.
Expect Him to lead you on the most beautiful adventure that starts right at your front door.
If you haven’t seen already seen we’re running a FLASH SALE in the Art of Adventure Shop.
Everything is half off the sale price! YAY for sales…so snag one for you and a friend!
Only one more day left!