It took a poignant question from her pastor on Sunday morning to bring Billie Jauss to a disheartening revelation.
As a writer, speaker, wife of a Major League baseball coach and mother of three sons, Jauss got so caught up in her busy life that she forgot to make a deeper connection with Jesus every day. She read her Bible regularly, attended Bible studies and wrote articles for the benefit of believers, but it all left a void.
"I thought I was getting it all done and still staying close to the Lord until I sat in church and heard my pastor ask us, 'What is God doing in and through you?'" Jauss told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "I felt like God smacked me upside the head. I mean, my spirit started squirming. I was doing all the good God things, but not doing God's best things."
In her book Making Room: Doing Less so God Can do More, Jauss chronicles her journey, which she calls "a spiritual rinsing with a power washer." Here, God stripped distractions out of her life to make room for the Holy Spirit to move in her and do the work He intended for her.
"I always volunteered for a lot of things, things I shouldn't have, because that's how I got lost in doing just good things for God rather than waiting patiently and listening to Him, understanding His will and doing His best things," Jauss says.
To find out more about Billie Jauss' journey and how the lessons she learned can help you, listen to the podcast below.
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