Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chosen, Blessed, Loved

Picked up my old bible this morning. 
Took a quick journey through memory lane. 

I don't know about you but my bible has a collection of papers, pictures, little notes and such ALL over the place in it. Here a just a few...

These are the girls who made me love Nannying :-)
There are lots of picture bookmarks!

Church bulletins, there were lots of these!

Drawings :-)

Passport pictures, Russian words :-) K-stan Missions trip  
Name tags.... Shamineau & Teen serve

As I paged through a bit I realized how much I used to pick this book up, how much I used to use it (Gen-Num is falling out), bring it places, But mostly, how much my life is different from when I was in high school!

During High School I had opportunities galore when it game it reading my bible; going to christian conferences, youth group, bible camp, church, and so on. I was so fortunate to grow up in an amazing church, with amazing leaders who loved to plan things so us young kids could go and explore and learn about the bible. 

Today: the bible is up to me. Yes we attend church, love every minute of it but I don't have the opportunities I had back then. No one plans a bunch of stuff and says here you go. I have to do it, or at least look it up and find out about it. I admit I don't pull out my bible very often any more. I do pull out my phone and read a bit on my bible app :-) but I don't think its the same. 

Life has changed. I'm not a teenager with all the time in the world and parents who were great and paid for my trips, camps and conferences. I'm a married adult, with a job and bills to take care of :-) Isn't this what we all wanted when we were in high school LOL  

Through it all God has been the stable one! He is always there, even if I don't spend as much time with him. He teaches me more today then he ever has before about trust, faith and love!  We have to trust and know that He will take care of us. Times aren't always fun but through faith in HIM I can keep going. Learning how much God loves me is an ongoing process. :-) Seeing how much I'm blessed is a daily reminder that He is here!

Knowing that God CHOSE me is something I have learned for years but I have to remember daily. This past week at church we started a new series. LABLED I'm excited to see what the next few weeks have in store.

I think my Bible is going to sit out again, my phone just won't do :-) 

        I made this leather case in 2001 and Camp :-) LOVE all the memories I get from it!
and I'm going to do this a bit more often :-) 

1 comment:

  1. Love your blog!! Yeah, it's true we have to MAKE time for Him or it will never happen!! I prayed for years that He would be a part of our family and my life daily and constantly! He finally has answered my prayer! He is SO good!