Thanks for sharing my pain, progress and pictures of my half-bathroom remodel. The project continues forward, slowly. I can't wait to share the final results!
In my last post I talked about tossing out the old to embrace the new. Today in my post at Internet Cafe Devotions I discovered that doing the exact opposite action holds far more value.
New year. New beginnings. New resolutions.“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (Philippians 3:12, NIV)
As the sun rises on 2011, most of us take inventory of our lives and look at the new year as a chance to hit the reset button. We hope to make a fresh start, change directions, try new things or “get it right” this time. Sometimes we hope that after a long December, maybe this year will be better than the last. (Thank you, Counting Crows.)
Ever since I became a Christian eight years ago, God’s brought me into exciting experiences. Each year I’ve watched my faith grow exponentially as God’s prodded me to go further. To be adventurous. To use my talents and heart for His glory. And He’s led me into many ministries in my life: Bible study leading, writing, mission trips, prison ministry and more. He’s even taken hold of my creative and technical skills. I felt certain that something BIG was on the horizon.
But nothing big has come to pass and the thrill is fading. The “same old, same old” is setting in. And I’m getting a little weary.
It seems my honeymoon with God is over. <<Read more...>>