It’s been a while since I’ve last posted. The end of a semester, holidays, and the beginning of a new semester have all slowed me down.
This past weekend I went on a retreat with the church I attend. God rocked my world. But not over the weekend; He rocked it once I came back.
The first night we attended the main session. During the main session, the speaker talked about how mankind is made in the image of God. As an individual, we are not the image of God but rather we are a piece of who God is. Mankind as a whole, with all of the gifts and talents given to each of us, makes up the image of God.
This gave me a whole new perspective on how I view the people around me. I often find myself irritated with all of the little quirks people have, especially with the people I’m close to. But if mankind is made in the image of God, then each one of those quirks is a glimpse into who God is. How could I be irritated with that? How could I be irritated with who God is?
After I got back, God knocked me flat on my face, and then picked me right back up. To be honest, I haven’t been feeling God close in my life for a while. Last Thursday, while I was sitting in church, I had the realization that I needed to work on my relationship with the Lord. If I am going to lead people and teach people, I first have to be solid with the Lord and keeping Him at number 1 in my life.
And that’s where God knocked me on my face. And in everything, all I can do is praise Him. All I can do is revel in His goodness and faithfulness. His grace is abundant. His love is unending and unconditional. He is good, always.
I have seen God’s faithfulness in every area of my life this year. He has shown me His faithfulness by putting me in a house with 9 other wonderful women who all chase after Him. Women who never cease to encourage me, love me, and push me toward Jesus.
I have seen His faithfulness in the birth of a miracle baby. I’ve had the pleasure of walking life with a wonderful woman, seeing her struggle with infertility, and praying for a healthy baby. And guess what! God did just that. An incredibly beautiful little girl was born into a family who loves Jesus and praises Him for the incredible miracle He blessed them with.
God is so so soooo faithful! I wouldn’t be able to make it through life without Him. To be able to praise God in all circumstances, even when the world tells me I shouldn’t be joyful, now that’s an incredible experience. When the world tells me I should be upset, and instead I get to praise God for His goodness, that’s joy.
I hope someday each and every person who reads this gets to experience the unending joy, faithfulness, goodness, and love that the Lord offers when we seek Him with our whole heart.
I love you all,