My whole life is anchored in one person, Jesus. I am walking every day hand in hand with my Savior in wide eyed wonder, learning to abide and to embody a life of unabashed surrender. Daily I learn the depth and intimacy of a relationship that calls me to submit my infinite weakness and brokenness to a God that has none. In fact, a God whose strength is made perfect in my weakness. I am learning the truth that I am not sufficient in any matter and there is no good part of me apart from the Almighty. I have been adopted into his Kingdom. For I am foreknown, predestined, called, justified and glorified. (Romans 8).
The most important discipline I have learned is that we are called to pick up our cross and follow the undeniable call of God. Everything that I have faced and continue to face is the LORD calling me to a deeper relationship, deeper repentance and a deeper trust in His promises and deliverance. He is continually stripping me of my identity in all things I seek fullness, revealing that I must not be perfected by the flesh. I am daily learning costly grace.
I am dangerously introverted and an internal processor. Writing and working through the deepest and most real struggles, trials, battles and the glory of growth is how I understand more fully myself. I long to encourage others through their struggles, for nothing that we face is meaningless. Every circumstance that we face in the path of obedience is producing an eternal weight of glory. These entries contain my heart, my deepest thoughts, my longings, my struggles, my rejoicing, and my footsteps. They hold reverence, awe and the pure joy only found rooted and established in Christ. Most importantly, these entries hold growth in my own personal intimate relationship with my heavenly Father and his pursuit of my heart that will never relent.
I love growth, for growth is never finished, it never ends. Daily I grasp more deeply that nothing I have faced and will ever face is apart from His intricate plan. I long to live each day with one purpose- the advance of the Gospel of our LORD Jesus Christ. There is no guilt in life and no fear in death. “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” -Philippians 1:21