I began seriously blogging two years ago, give or take a few months. Looking back, it has gotten me through some tough times. But it seems that the occurring theme of my blogs is God. They are usually in some way connected to something God is showing me or something I am thankful for. The name took a lot of thought to come up with and it has so much meaning in it for me.
Challenged & Changed: As I come closer to God and as I venture to know him better, it challenges and changes me. It draws me closer to him and further from myself. It is only by allowing God in all his infinite glory to radiate in my life that I find any value or am able to make it through the day. It is through his strength, joy, peace, faithfulness, trustworthiness, infinite everything that I make it through this life. My prayer is that I daily am softened by the Spirit so that I never become like hard clay on the wheel. I pray I draw so close to my God, that he is able to pour water on me and mold me into the woman he has called me to be.
By an infinite God: God doesn’t make sense to me. His infinite grace and love that he lavishes on me doesn’t make sense. I will return to this over and over. I am a very undeserving person of his abundant grace and love, still he gives it. I am baffled by the way he does things, like why he takes some home and others he heals. I am baffled by his omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. I am baffled by his divine decision to send his son, Jesus Christ, to die for me. I am baffled by God, in part, because I am a finite being. I think through a finite mind. My life is finite. School is temporary and finite. Everything has a beginning and an end: school, a day, a week, a month, a year, my life. It is in this finite life, that I am so baffled by God. He is infinite. He never ends. He never fails. He never gives up. He always has enough love. He always has enough grace. My God is infinite. That causes me to be challenged & changed.
A small gigantic world full of culture and life: So much of life influences me, especially music and friends. While I always strive to filter everything through the Holy Spirit and the Word, the more I see culture around me and the more I openly hear what people say, I am challenged & changed. I will always hold to my beliefs, but I also recognize the gray that forces us to tread with love in all we say and do, let alone the Word of God that says to love God and love others. I am also overwhelmed by the awesome world that God has put together that at times feels so big and at others feels so small.
The many lessons in between: This blog is for me to write how I feel, what I am thinking, and what I am learning. So there is a whole lot you will find. I love reading, and I have thus began doing book reviews through BookSneeze.com and on my own. Every day is an opportunity to learn, stretch, and grow–to be challenged & changed.
If you are interested, come learn about God and life with me. Read on!