“4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
“13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Meditate on that and see if you’re still the same afterward.
My first year of college has ended. What stands out? Many things, but I’ll list a few:
1 ) I experienced school with a heart set on fire by the living God.
2 ) I felt the love that the Father has for His lost sheep.
3 ) I met normal people and became friends with them.
4 ) I got my first C+ in a class and realized I need to study to His glory.
5 ) I picked a major.
6 ) I said some dangerous prayers that will make my life a sure adventure.
7 ) I laughed a lot.
8 ) I got blessed.
9 ) I lived.
10 ) I loved.
This year changed my life. God put it all together for me and I’m thankful. Have you ever experienced life where every single day is different? God’ll do that to you, wreck your life in His own unique way if you give Him your heart.
How else do I say it, my King? Oh, You make me happy.
Just thinking about the way You love me. The way You love all people. How is Your heart that big? You are so amazing, I cannot express it, the way my heart and spirit yearn for You.
I learned something about going where God is going. “Where You go I’ll Go” by Brian and Jenn Johnson is such a brilliant worship song. I learned something about that this year. I feel like God has developed a heart in me where I’ve abandoned all to follow Him, I’m on a treasure hunt for Him.
I’ll go where You’re blessing, God! I’ll find You, but I know it’ll be You who finds me.
I found Passion Church where I saw Christ shine so brightly through the amazing, surrendered people there who are after one thing–Jesus! God used PC to take me to the roots of what church is (hm…familiar discussion topic), what fellowship is, what love is. I road-tripped to Las Vegas for CPX where God spoke right to my heart through multiple people and affirmed me like never before. I tagged along on multiple trips to Blessed Intl. where I saw people healed miraculously by the glory of God and realized some of the depth of what is hidden in His Word for those hungry to seek after revelation.
And I tried to bring it to others. I saw the incredulous look on someone’s face when he realized he could walk after God touched his ankle. I felt the clap of someone else’s hand on my shoulder as a passerby doubled back and joined me in praying for a person after she heard me talk about God healing people. I cried tears of joy at multiple baptisms right in front of the library in the fountain and in Las Vegas.
But really, it’s always God. By His grace. Moving in ways I’ve never seen before. Touching hearts like I’ve never imagined I’d experience firsthand. I’m so honored that He works through me. I’m just a vessel. I’m just lost in this amazing love that He wooed me into.
Teach me to love and obey.
This was supposed to be some profound end-of-the-year post, but really, God leaves me speechless sometimes.
I glorify You, Lord. I magnify Your name, my King.
I am so blessed. Grace, favor, mercy, and love have been showered over me. Hallelujah.