Three Years.

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It’s been, what? Three years now? Three years since I last put fingers to the keyboard attempting to type out something of great importance or humor and hit publish. Three years since I stopped writing. Three years since God took my thoughts of Him and how I thought life was supposed to work, and turned me and my thoughts upside down. Three years since God began to shift and change how I saw the world and the people made in His image. And how He saw me. And now, three years later, how He is continuing to shape, shift, and challenge me in the most caring ways.

I took a stroll (or scroll if you prefer) through my previous blog posts, and oh was I highly amused at myself. I was 21. Twenty. One. and thought that I had life figured out. I was, um, generous (and that’s putting it nicely) with my opinions and attitude. Waxing poetically about the course of life I had chosen for myself (“and while you’re at it, maybe you should choose the same course of life because I clearly understand how to live life…I’ve been enlightened, and you could learn a thing or two from me.”) I may have cringed more than once while reading.

So. Why write about it? Why after three years would I want to dust off the keyboard and start publishing my thoughts for all to see (which can be a terrifying prospect at times)? It’s a simple answer really:  I’ve missed writing. I’ve always been one who does better at processing their thoughts through writing than verbalizing and I’ve missed taking a thought and processing it by writing. And maybe, just maybe there’s someone who needs to hear? Who needs to know that life is more than to do lists, regimented routines, critical judgement of others and yourself, and a shallow view of the God that loves you and has given you everything you need. In Him, it is finished. He is all you need. This blog is simply a place for us to share in the knowledge of this truth:

“We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe. Yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.” -Timothy Keller

Let’s rest in this today, friends.

 

 

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