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Thursday, June 28, 2012

thursday morning thoughts

Since moving to Wilmington, I've become involved in a great church that challenges me.

Like, to the core challenges me.

It's a church that forces me to get away from coasting down the road of my spirituality and actually work at becoming more like Jesus.

Say, what?

Yeah, for many people (myself included), it's easy to put your Christian walk on auto-pilot and sort of go through the motions. And it's not to say that the motions are a BAD thing, but there's little effort and little sacrifice involved this way.

As someone raised in church to Christ-following parents I've never had to really "work" at my spirituality. It was just always a part of my life. I learned how to "do church" really well.

There was no lack of sincerity but there was lack of challenge.

I can't describe what it's like to be forced to realize my complete ineptitude when it comes to God. I am not Him. Nor can I control things like He does. I am also completely incapable of even taking a single breath without Him.

Talk about the lowest of low, right?

But when I'm challenged by the fact that I'm a human, capable of great sin, I am also reminded that I am a daughter of a God who is capable of great grace.

I love being challenged to bring a sacrifice of praise in my worship. I love being challenged to step out on faith. I love being challenged to expect great things from God.

I am thankful that God has chosen this period in my life to teach and reveal these things to me.

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The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. ~2 Peter 3:9







2 comments:

  1. Well said. So amazed at all he has done in your life this year. -amie

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