My Strength Is My Story with Keri Wyatt Kent, GODSPACE.
Keri Wyatt Kent shares how she creates GODSPACE by living at God’s pace; embracing the inconvenient adventure of intimacy with God.
Keri Wyatt Kent: She is a wife of 27 years in March and a mom to her two beautiful children. Keri is the co-author to many books and has collaborated with people like Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and the staff of Prison Fellowship.
She is also a speaker and author of now 11 books with her most recent book, GODSPACE: Embracing the Inconvenient Adventure of Intimacy with God.
Keri is the founder and president of A Powerful Story. She continually writes for a variety of print and digital publications including Christianity Today, Gifted for Leadership, The High Calling, SmallGroups.com, and Today’s Christian Woman.
She also serves as a lay pastor at Willow Creek Community Church.
“The way to create Godspace is to live at God’s pace!” ~ Keri Wyatt Kent
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including balance, hospitality, sacred space, setting the limits, spiritual awe, and relationships. Let you heart connect with joy!
- What is God’s pace?
- Willow Creek Church
- Welcome my husband’s family
- Death in the family
- Sacred space
- Holy calling
- Spiritual foundation
- Daily living
- To stop
- Letter to Mom
- Setting the limits
- Peer pressure
- Connection with Jesus
- Doing and Achieving
- Preparation Day
- One thing
- Spiritual Awe
- Where is God?
- Real Simply Magazine
- Seek first the kingdom of God
- Does your stuff spark joy?
- A refuge family
- Google Translate
“I didn’t know at the time, because my soul was cluttered, preventing me from knowing myself.” ~ Keri Wyatt Kent
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“The book is really an invitation to create space by changing the pace of your life.”
“How do I want to live my life and how does God want me to live my life?”
“It’s not “Martha Stewart” hospitality.”
“We had 50 kids every Sunday in our house for the school year.”
“Let’s gather as a family.”
“Seeing my husband’s family as my family; we came from very different families.”
“That’s what hospitality is, is not entertaining but creating a space where people can come and feel welcomed and safe.”
“It (Spiritual Formation) is not only for spiritual giants type of thing.”
“How do we bring our spiritual formation and our intentional connection with God into the space of our real, everyday lives?”
“It’s (The Sabbath) really a gift that we’re too busy to open.”
“We have a joke about Mom likes mushy letters because words are my love language.”
“You cannot do it all!”
“It helps them appreciate things a little more you know when they have to do just simple things.”
“You can have a lot, but just not all at the same time. There are seasons.”
“I think we all want to win. And you have to ask yourself once in a while, ‘Win what?'”
“Let God love you!”
“You can’t get anybody to do anything, but you can only change yourself.”
“They know I was interruptable.”
“Your life didn’t get this busy overnight.”
“The Sabbath is about freedom.”
“Build the practice the way that fits what’s restful for you.”
“What brings you joy?”
“We have to put ourselves in the places where we can experience awe.”
“Those scientists are saying well human beings need to experience awe. It’s part of which keeps us healthy. Which I thing I mean, it just reflects you know that we’re created in the image of God.”
“Did I look for God in the midst of an experience?”
“Christian simplicity is a singular focus on God.”
“If your primary thing is your relationship with Jesus, then we can say OK…we can keep from elevating relationships with other people into that space that God’s suppose to have.”
“Women/Readers will boldly follow God’s call.”
“God loves you!”
What does your Sabbath look like? How do you do it?
- Eliminate shopping
- Hold it loose
- Hold the season
- Shut down the computer
What is your hope the reader will gain?
“Seek God and ask God what is it that God wants them to do.”
What has your story gifted you?
- Not to be judgemental
“God wooed me back!”
“My story of having made mistakes or just even, sort of becoming apathetic about God, has given me compassion for people who do the same. And to be able to offer them hope. You are never beyond the reach of God’s love.”
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“One step at a time leads to miles of greatness!”
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Music by Mandisa – Overcomer
Cover Art by Jenny Hamson