Tuesday, October 7, 2008

hello strangers!

It's been awhile since I've been on this thing! Why? you may ask. I think it's a combination of several reasons:
  1. Mid-semester stresses-lots of reading, paper writing, mid-terms approaching, ect. Please pray for me in this! I need motivation and don't really have it! I have a year left in my grad school track, come December! And, just feeling burnt out...please pray for more grace for me to focus and work unto the Lord in my studies!
  2. Working around 30 hours, give or take a few-my library collection agency job and cleaning houses for 2 families.
  3. Social life has changed some-the Lord has placed a very sweet guy in my life, who is pursuing me and really stinkin' encouraging to me in the Gospel! He makes it his aim to point me to Christ. And, honestly that's amazing! And, he's super hot! haha (I'll put a picture up eventually or check my facebook)

For now, I just want to encourage those who still read this thing (mostly my family), in the Gospel! The Lord is so faithful to His children and His love for us will never fail! I want to mediate more on God's character, His attributes. For the more we consider God's character, the more we learn how to love each other and reflect what He has given us, by showing sweet graces to each other! For we are given everything in Christ and now we have the "mind of Christ", by His doing we are hidden in Christ and able to love radically...unto His glory! By fixing our eyes on Christ, we are given an eternal perspective! May the Lord grant our hearts rich fellowship with our Maker and count all things lost in comparison of knowing Him and being identified with Him, even when this requires suffering!!

"Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer's;
he makes me tread on my high places."
-Habakkuk 3:17-19