Wednesday, December 9, 2015

You make me new, You are making me new

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Last night I did a (potentially dumb) thing -- I prayed that God would challenge me. 

It seems a little daring in retrospect. It's sort of liking praying for patience -- why would anyone do that?! It just seems crazy. But my pastor once told me that when you ask God to take you on adventure, He always will. And I want that vibrant, shiny quality that Jesus always brings to my life. This semester I feel as if I have been living without it, surviving on mere substitutes. So today I'm praying that the Lord would renew me, would give me that love for people and push me out of my comfort zone of solitude.

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." 
~ 2nd Corinthians 3:17

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
~ 2nd Corinthians 5:17

I wish blog posts came with fragrances. This one would be the refreshing smell of a forest full of pines.

What about you? What does your week look like? What is on your mind?

+ My current Life After Finals Week goals include writing more letters, filling this lonely little bloggeth with some savory posts, running in the woods, working on a couple of art projects, buying pretty garments at thrift stores, and figuring out what the heck I'm going to get my dad for Christmas.


  1. This post is on point! 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 those verses are great and that challenge is great. My week is still full of finals but thankfully I get to come home tomorrow after my last final so I'm holding on until then so I can enjoy my Friday sleeping in, spending time at home and getting ready for Christmas!

    1. Thanks girl! (: And that sounds like the best kind of Friday. Congrats on finishing finals! You deserve to chill out, enjoy home and relax! :D

  2. "Comfort zone of solitude." haha that is my LIFE! I admire your bravery, and I'm sure you'll be up to the challenge.

    1. Right? I'm trying to break out of it! Eep! Thanks :)

  3. You are so brave! Way to go for taking that step forward. :) I am sure that God will meet you halfway and spin your life around - hopefully in the best way possible.

    (Also, dads are HARD to shop for! You know my struggle.)

    1. Thanks! It's not easy. I'm seeing just how closed off I can be, but I'm trying to branch out. :) I love the way you put that: "spin your life around in the best way possible." I hope so, too! I believe He will.

      And yeah, seriously, I have no clue what to get that man! LOL


Go with grace.