So in approximately 45 minutes, I’ll be heading out the door to catch the bus that will drive us through the night to Applegate, Oregon. Please note I have yet to shower, pack, make my sack dinner, etc. I thrive in my procrastinational ways (I do realize I just made that up)…so what am I doing now? Just finished running five miles (with three delightful roommates) and felt the need to BLOG. A few things on my mind and in my heart.
First, a quote from Towzer’s Pursuit of God which I am currently attempting to read. “We are in his presence positionally. We need to experience His presence actually“. I am looking forward to this upcoming week of being on a beautiful mountaintop, being surrounded by friends, reading and studying through the book of Nehemiah, and attempting to apply some of its lessons to my daily life. Pray for us while we’re there 🙂
And, on another encouraging note…as I played the “question” game with a roommate last night, I was asked the question: “What if you could do one sin from your past and not have it impact your relationship with God…which would it be?” As I spent some time going through the endless list of my downfalls (granted, I still fall short daily…but it’s just sweet to be in a persistent and consistent pursuit of Truth), I realized I could not come up with anything I wish I were still able to do. What a beautiful thing that the Lord desires such a personal relationship with us that over the past few years (and particularly the past few months), He’s gradually revealed to me pieces of His character. Through spending time with Him and understanding more, the Lord has brought me to a place where I recognize He is looking out for what’s best for me (in a way that’s glorifying to Him, of course). That I truly understand and believe that “Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection…”. I can look back on my life to this point and be incredibly grateful for where He has brought me. And I eagerly look forward to this journey He has set before me!
What had God been revealing to you lately?