Friday, March 2, 2012

Awakening from Slumber and Leap Year 2012! (Very random!)

Friday afternoon, March 2, 2012

I guess I thought what was below was too random, so I didn't actually "publish" on 2/29, but here it as along with some more random thoughts from today!  I am definite not going for blogger of the year here, but just trying to get back into writing and not terribly concerned what anyone else thinks about the randomness right now!  (Wow, did that just come out of my "people pleasing" mouth?!) 

Awakening from Slumber:

As a side note, I think the past two days have been the most liberating, enjoyable days of my entire life so far.  Nothing "amazing" or "incredible" "happened" but this whole work God promises to finish in me (the work that he started in me), I think I'm getting my eyes opened a little wider to what that might all mean.  I feel like I'm alive for the first time, maybe ever.  Where we go from here, no idea, but I sure am excited about taking this adventure Christ is calling me on one day at a time!!


Things swirling around in my head in random order:

* It is for freedom that Christ has set ME free (Gal. 5:1).  I am to stand firm and not let myself be burdened again by ANY yoke of slavery.  Lots of other good stuff in this chapter, but going on down a little farther this catches me as well, "The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." (v. 6)

v. 7 "You were running a good race.  Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth?
v. 13  "You, my brothers, were called to be free.  But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.  v. 14  The entire law is summed up in a single command: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' v. 15  If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other."

* Modern Day Slavery and Sex- Traffikking-- it's horrific and incredible and I have no idea yet just how badly I have been unknowingly 'helping' this industry in the way I spend my money, but I intend to find out.

* There is a lot more to understand about the thoughts found in Micah 6:8: Seek Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God.  I think I'm only scratching the surface but I'm so excited about what the Lord is going to teach me.  No matter how much it might initially "hurt" to realize how far I have lived from the way I should have been living, I'm excited to truly LIVE for Christ in a way that matters.

Leap Year 2012 

I have been away from blogging for some time (it seems my posts always start like this-- maybe I should start writing more often?).  Thankfully no one is watching closely or monitoring my "progress" as this is mostly a journal for myself to remember where I've been and to be able to look back and see where God has brought me from, but for those who do lurk from time to time, welcome!

Random thought number 1:
I have a cousin whose daughter turns 1 today (though she has been on this earth 4 years)... hee, hee.  I just find Leap Day to be a really cool yet strange day.  It's like we've been given a "bonus" a freebie if you will.  What will you do with your day today that you might not do any other day?  How will you make this day count?  Aren't these questions I, as a follower of Christ, should be asking every day of my life?

Random thought number 2:
The book "7" by Jen Hatmaker is "ruining" my life.  Not really, it's a good kind of "ruin" but it sure is the catalyst for a lot of change in my heart and life.

Random thought number 3: 
How do people blog every day?  I think I want to write more and then I sit down to actually write something and I feel so overwhelmed by the idea! Hmm... thoughts to ruiminate on some more.....

Well, until next time dear readers.  Keep your eyes fixed on Christ!


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