For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Crazy Love of God

Something I used to hate about God but now find to be wondrous and beautiful:

 He will totally upend your life, destroy your comfort zone, and leave you feeling like you are in the deep end of the ocean with no ability to swim so you can see HE ALONE IS GOD and He loves you too much to leave you in a prison you probably didn't even know you had created for yourself. AND, He'll drag you through the gates of that prison to freedom with you kicking and screaming and calling Him ...all kinds of bad Daddy names because He knows one day you won't be stupid anymore and you'll get it...and you might even have the courtesy to be thankful, but even if you aren't, He'll have still loved you deeply and wildly even when you didn't know what real love looked like.

--Jerri Kelley--


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