Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Gold Calf

Exodus 32 talks about when Moses was taking a long time on the mountain the people started freaking out and asked Aaron to make them some Gods to lead them. Moses wasn't even gone that long and they were already in desperate need of some kind of direction so they just gave in to the false idols. I can not help but think of the teenagers when I read this. When we take them to camp or any kind of Christian event they get all fired up for God and they are ready to change their lives. But as soon as they get back to school where they don't feel God like they did at the event they give in to the Gold Calf. They go back to following the ways of the world because that is what is right in from of them. It's easy to focus on God when you are at a God-centered event, it's not so easy otherwise. Everyone (including adults too) wants to be directed by something and if it's not God it's going to be something else. That is why it is so important for us to get the kids so fired up for God that they can carry that over into their everyday lives. And I just have to mention that I think our Youth Pastor is doing a great job with that ;0) But the first step is for us as adults to stay fired up for God so that we carry it into our everyday lives and display it for the younger generation.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Excited for the future

I was getting to a point in my life where I was content but not completely fulfilled. I think it had a lot to do with my job which I love but it just doesn't keep me very busy. Well it's funny how God works because as soon as I started feeling this way a new job opportunity fell in my lap. It was something I wasn't looking for at all, I was just asked if I might be interested. So I applied and I got it. I will start in two weeks and I am very excited! I think it will be a job that will challenge me and all I can say is bring it on! I can't wait to see what the future holds! :)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Genesis 29:16

"Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!”

As I was reading the Bible this verse just really popped out to me because it is just such a huge reminder that God is always with us. It's something that I know but I don't really stop and think about enough. No matter what we are going through in life, the smallest things to the biggest things God is right there with us and he is not going anywhere. The reality of that blows my mind! So cool! =]

Friday, January 4, 2008

2008 Already!

I can't believe how fast this year has gone! I can't believe I have been married for almost a year now =] It really has been amazing! I have the greatest husband in the world, I adore him. I am so thankful for all the blessings God has given me this year and I can't wait to see what He has in store for this upcoming year.

My main New Years Resolution is to read the entire Bible this year. I'm following the list the church gave us. I am doing it along with a student in youth. After we read our chapters for the day we email each other and give a summary of what we read and what stood out to us. I think this is an awesome way to keep each other accountable and a good way for us to understand what we read. I am so excited about it!! I think it is also going to make me and the student closer than we already are. And of course it will help me grow even closer to God!

Some of my other resolutions are to keep maintaining a healthy lifestyle, being the best wife I can be, and just really growing the relationships that I have.