Tuesday, December 8, 2015

leaps and bounds

(this post was written in separate sections at different points of different days, at times when I felt overwhelmed by the works of Christ)

before leaving for school this fall, it was made apparent to me that finding a community in which I could freely worship and commune with other believers was important. it hasn't been until recently that I've realized how truly important that is.

attending biweekly bible study has been one of the greatest blessings for me this year. listening to senior's testimonies, they all said the same thing - that our faith will grow leaps and bounds by being at a place where Christians are the minority. after just 3 months, I can validate that that statement is completely true. it's a really encouraging environment where we're all in the same boat - we've chosen to give up our quiet hour to rejoice in the goodness of the Lord and we look forward to the truths his word offers.

I've found myself more excited to read the word of God, but also more encouraged. I'm delving into books of the Bible that I've never thought of studying (Job, 1 Corinthians), and also rereading my favorites (Ephesians!). I want to be so rooted in Christ that I can answer people's questions with scripture at my side. I'm excited to talk about my faith with others, whether that's sisters in Christ on campus with me, friends back home, or simply fellow students of mine while we're sitting in class.

I've reached a point in my faith where I'm not tired after reading a chapter of scripture, but rather I'm feeling invigorated. I would love to stay up until the wee hours of the morning, see what what God has to say, but have to remind myself that that isn't always possible, being a junior in high school. I'm excited and can't explain how wonderful this chapter of my life is.

I cannot wait to share with you some of the jaw-dropping things I've learned, and my most recent reads - and I'd love to chat with you about influential books you've read/been reading!

in Christ,  

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