Tuesday, March 27, 2012

dumping some thoughts into a blog.

...so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God. - Colossians 1:10 

Howdy. Let's start this blog post with a scripture that doesn't make sense. Why doesn't it make sense? Because it's a fragment without being read in addition to the other verses that surround it. So if you read that verse and you're like "oh okay please God.. that's nice".... "oh okay grow in knowledge.." and are just like "cool. that leaves me feeling warm and fuzzy but also slightly challenged." then that is totally DANDY but here's what the verse is talking about. Paul is speaking to the people of Colossai and basically saying "hi. me and timothy are praying these things for you." which is honestly really cool because it's like what we do nowadays for people via text message.

 

I really like to be able to look back and think about how the Lord has stretched me, made me grow. (have you caught on to the fact that this post is about growth while you are also viewing pictures of plants? super cheese, I know. :) ) 


That is something that I love about college. Everything is defined by semesters and that makes it easy to look back and remember key things about a particular season (semester) in your life. How jolly! It never ceases to amaze me when I feel like a semester is a low point of stinky attitudes on my part, I can still see little ways that God is growing me. He is sweet to us. 


 But let's also remember our scripture. Paul was praying for these things... aka we should pray for them. I know that so often I forget so many prayers I should be praying daily so I've compiled this dandy little list!

 Things to Pray for Daily: 
That the Lord would grow and mature you in your faith 
For wisdom and insight while you read scripture 
For opportunities to share your faith with others 

... I'm keeping it short and sweet.



Let's recap the vague not really point-ish kind of point of this whole thing.. it's cool how we grow. Wow. I must be lacking inspiration today. I don't know. It's just what was on my mind.





Speaking of growth.... I used to be the kind of girl that cried at the sight of dirt (really, ask my Kindergarten teacher.) and here I am frolicking in the creek with no shoes on. Wearing a baseball sweatshirt. Embracing nature. Now if that's not growth I don't know that is.

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