Something the Lord is still having to change my heart about in this season is why I’m doing what I’m doing.
Why am I serving the Lord? Why am I striving? Why do I try so hard? Why do I care so much about what people think? Why do I always want to be the best? Why do I worship? Why does it effect me so greatly when I fail and when I can’t invest in as much as I want? Why do I feel like this weight is on my shoulders that only I can carry?
What’s the difference between a hypocrite and a sinner?
I feel like the answer is confession and authenticity.
Well, the blog’s main mission is to be vulnerable about weakness, so that the Lord’s glory can be displayed, so I’m going to be honest today and share what’s been going on in my life.
I’ve been reading the Gospels in chronological order over the last few months, & I just finished today. It’s been so so good. It’s been eye-opening, it’s been faith-stirring, & it’s been confidence-building.
I have a confession; for so many years, I practically refused to read the Gospels because it seemed so repetitive. I grew up in church hearing all these stories and felt like I got nothing out of rereading them. But I felt convicted to read them about 6 months ago, and I obeyed. I’m so glad I did; once again, the Lord revealed his faithfulness not only to me but to his people thousands of years ago.
King Herod beheaded John the Baptist despite not wanting to; why?
He was influenced by a woman.
“How kind the LORD is! He has taken away my disgrace of having no children” Elizabeth in Luke 1:25
Reading this, I understand how Elizabeth must have been feeling. She was old and barren. She had wrapped her livelihood around being a mother (as a lot of women do), and now she was finally pregnant.
With everything that has been going on in the country, I have craved wisdom in how to respond, act, and grow during this season.
So I turned to the ultimate source of wisdom: God’s Word, specifically Proverbs (the book of wisdom — how convenient!)
I had plans for today when I went to bed last night. I knew how my morning was going to go and then I was expecting a visitor around lunch time. Well the morning bled into the afternoon and my heart started to sink. My expectations were not met, and I was left confused and uncertain.
Yep, you read that right. Virginity vs Purity
Have you ever stopped to consider these concepts?
Lots of people think you cannot have one without the other, but have you considered how they are different?
Wow, never in a million year would I have expected us to be here. Quarantined to our homes. Forced to sit and reevaluate where we are in life. Looking from the outside, this is huge and kinda scary and pretty boring. I hate having to stop; I love being busy. If you know me, you know my schedule is always jammed pack, especially during the summer and other vacations. Well now, I am being forced to stay in one building, with my family, away from my beloved University. I can’t even go to church–what?!
I am living out my calling, and I love it
I am a part of an amazing college-small group with my friends from church, and it has been so good for my soul the past few months. We have all become such good friends, and I love each and every one of the girls in my group. Over the last few months, we have taken turns leading, and I got to lead on February 11.