Of course during these days off from school I have done relatively zero homework. Probably not the smartest move, but oh well. One cool thing I've been able to do though is spend a lot of much needed quality time with the Lord.
I've struggled for a while with diving into the Word on a daily basis. I know God is pushing me out of my comfort zone this semester and I know if I don't spend time with him daily then I won't be a very effective servant. So, I've really been challenging myself to wake up a little earlier every day and start my morning off with some quality Jesus time. For the past week or so I've been going through 1 John. I love that I started off with this book of the Bible. Most of the stuff I'm reading I already knew, but I don't think I ever truly took it to heart.
In 1 John chapter 1 verses 5-7 it talks about living in the light. So often I've heard that if you claim to be a follower of Christ but you're still living in sin and not repenting then you're not walking in the light at all. In a book that I'm slowly getting through by Francis Chan called "Crazy Love" he talks about lukewarm Christianity. I think the bulk of Christians fall into this category. Sure we know that Christ died on the cross for our sins and rose again, but we aren't really soaking it up. I want to be a servant for the Lord who lives out my faith in every area of my life. I don't want to ever live in darkness. Sure I'll still mess up and sin on a daily basis, but recognizing my mistakes and asking for forgiveness makes all the difference. I don't want to be a lukewarm Christian, I desire to be a Christian who is passionately following Christ with everything I have.
We only have one life to live. We were placed on this earth to love the Lord and to share His name with others. I want to fulfill my purpose while I'm here. I know it's not the easiest path to take, but so what? I would never want a life for myself that's easy or that I didn't have to work hard for. I want my life to glorify God in every way possible.
That was probably deep for a Tuesday morning, but I just thought I'd share what has been on my heart for the past few days.