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Work and Play with Nancy Ray

May 21, 2019

Today’s episode is part of the very informal Nancy Ray Book Club. Every once in a while, an episode will be comprised of my thoughts on a book worth reading and my top three take aways from that book. Today we'll be looking at the book Anonymous and the ideas that have really stayed me with me since reading it. 

To give you a kind of a brief synopsis of the book, the title is Anonymous and the subtitle is Jesus's Hidden Years… and Yours. Because if you think about it, Jesus lived an anonymous life for most of his life. Nobody really knows what he did for the first 30 years of his life. We do have these little snippets of Jesus's life early on, but they are so small in comparison to the rest of his life. It's always been such a mystery. I've always wondered, what was Jesus like as a teenager? What did he do? What was he like as a young adult in his 20s? We really don't know anything about it, it was hidden.

 Alicia Britt Chole talks about living an unseen life in order to live an indestructible life, which is what we see in Jesus’ life. I don’t know about you, but that idea is really challenging to me as we’re living in a world that’s telling you to live a life that’s constantly on display. What I've realized is we actually have to fight for and choose those anonymous seasons or times in our life. If we live our entire lives as seen, if we share everything, if we're exposed, if we don't keep anything hidden in secret between ourselves and our hearts in the Lord, then it's easily destructible. But, if we have roots that are deep and we choose those anonymous times, those anonymous quiet times with our God, then we can form an indestructible life.

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Resources from this episode:

Anonymous, by Alicia Britt Chole

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