So what am I loving today?
I am loving a few things, and they all have to do with my faith.
I just started opening up about my faith a couple months ago on my blog and ever since doing so, I've felt an overwhelming amount of love. I thank God everyday for the positive encouragement I receive through comments and readers but also for finding other bloggers who blog for faith. It has been a true blessing.
We sang this song at church on Sunday and tears started to well in the corner of my eyes. I am at a stage in my journey where my heart is overflowing with love for the Lord.
How can I ever say enough how amazing is Your love?
I told Jon a couple weeks ago that there have been points in my life where God was put on the back burner. I made up excuses not to go to church, only prayed a short dinner prayer and most importantly, refused to listen to God speaking to me. I know we've all been there. I am so amazed by where I am right now. Sometimes it scares me how much I am letting Jesus take the reigns of my life. The way I am talking and listening to God without telling myself 'Ruthie that is what you should do'. I guess you could say my faith is maturing and I fall to my knees and give thanks for this feeling. I pray that this is not just a season of my faith but an everlasting change.
I scribbled down a few verses during church last week and wanted to share them.
"Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will give you strength, and for sure I will help you. Yes, I will hold you up with My right hand that is right and good." -Isaiah 41:10
"Keep your lives free from the love of money. Be happy with what you have. God has said, “I will never leave you or let you be alone.”- Hebrews 13:5
“Come to Me, all of you who work and have heavy loads. I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28
Another thing I am loving right now is the fellowship we've found in our new small group. Our small group continues a discussion from Sunday's sermon and we are currently in a series with 20 other Austin churches called Walls. We are trying to dig up what walls we throw up to keep us from our Father. I can talk to my husband all day about my walk with Christ or what I feel is keeping from Him but nothing compares to listening to others who are in a totally different stage of their walk. God works in amazing ways. And I trust that he is putting people and experiences into our lives for a reason. We may not know that reason just yet.
So here are a few questions for you:
If you're a blogger, were you a little nervous to open up about your faith on your blog? I am so glad I finally did!
Where are you on your walk with Christ? Does He have your full trust or are you in a time of questioning?