Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's going to be epic!

"It's like a pregnancy." she said. "You are going to laugh, cry, and grow. By the end of these 9 long hard months you will grow in your relationship with the Lord as well as who you are in Christ and by the time you are done you won't even recognize yourself." As overwhelming and daunting as that might sound to some, I have to say that I am beyond ecstatic for the journey ahead.

Tomorrow marks the start of something great. A group of ten amazing men and women of God will begin their journey through a 9 month internship and I am honored to be one of them. Through this life changing experience, we will learn all aspects of the bible, the church, leading, evangelizing, missions, and much much more. It's an incredible journey that will inevidably stretch us beyond what we think our limit is and reveal in us characteristics we never knew we had. We will laugh, cry, and grow; together. It's going to be epic!

With man this is impossible, but not with God. All things are possible with God.
Mark 10:27

The above picture is us- L.I.T. Interns 09-10 on our overnight adventure to the coast last week:)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This is me.

I was asked to prepare my testimony for a group retreat I went on this past week and I was at a loss. My walk with Jesus is fairly new and this is the first time I have been asked to share such a thing as this. Where do I start? How do I begin? What do I say? All these questions racing through my mind. I realized I first needed to know exactly what was expected of me. What exactly does the word "testimony" mean? Thank the Lord for Webster Dictionary! This handy little book has been my go to for many years when I come across questions such as these. Testimony- evidence, or proof: something that supports a fact or a claim. My next question- what is my evidence or proof? What has Jesus done in my life? What are the facts? As I thought of the answers to these questions my testimony came to life. And as I began writing my testimony I couldn't help but think about my blog and what I want for this little piece of cyber space I call my own.
I returned home from my retreat knowing, with out a doubt, what this blog is meant to be. My testimony. The truth. Nothing more and nothing less.
This is me, my life, and the amazing things God is doing for me daily.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Life's journey

I was devestated. Not for any one particular reason; just the over all knowledge that I would no longer be 21. I could no longer excuse myself as the young irresponsible 21er and I was determined that I would spend my 22nd birthday locked in my room crying. I was losing my youth (or so I felt) and I didnt' know what to do with myself. All I ever had was my youth- an excuse I used more often than not to dismiss my irresponsible behavoir. But I wasn't fooling anyone but myself. I was lost.

A year has past and what a journey it has been. Here I am, on the eve of my 23rd birthday and wouldn't trade it for the world. This past year as been one huge emotional roller coaster ride but in everything God has been there, guiding my path, bringing me right to this place of pure contentment. Had you asked me a year ago if I was excited for my birthday I would have gone into some dramatically pathetic sob fest in which I completey and utterly felt sorry for myself. But tonight, I sit here, filled with pure enthusiasm; not for my birthday per se, but for the road ahead and the plans God has in store for me. I'm 23 and proud of it; fo real!