My mind has been full of many questions lately. Lots of things going on... some a bit more challenging than others but all have sent me directly to God which has been WONDERFUL! I've really been challenged a lot lately... and it's not always fun to examine yourself and see where there needs to be improvement but it's necessary in order to become more like Christ. I've been learning a lot lately from different people... (what to and not to do) but I've been really blessed by some simple notes that have been posted on Facebook by my friends.
My friend Dori posted a note about carrying around note cards with scriptures on them and I really liked what she shared about this verse: I just copied it here...
Galatians 5:22-26 - I use this one sort of as my spiritual checklist to see how I'm doing. Have I been exhibiting love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in my life? There's always something that I'm reminded of by God's Spirit and then I pray about my life and for those I interact with.
While I love the verses, what I enjoyed even more was her saying that "There's always something that I'm reminded of by God's Spirit..." Christians are so blessed to have a real and personal God and I love that He shows us areas in our lives that need to be worked on and that He's faithful in doing that. Not because He doesn't love us the way we are but because He wants us to be closer to Him and to become more like Him. He loves us enough to help us become better people and I'm quite grateful for that. Over the years I've been a Christ Follower, I've seen Him change my attitudes, my speech, etc... and it's so encouraging to know that He will continue to help me with my struggles.
So while I don't have the answers to my questions... they are drawing me closer to God and teaching me more about Him so I'm grateful for this process and maybe in the end I'll be blessed with some answers too.
In other news... just 1 more day before I jump on a plane with two kiddos and head back to the land of Chick-fil-a, sugar cookies, diet Dr. Pepper, and oh yeah... MY FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a bit excited.