I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. There are a lot of things in my life that are changing and require a great deal of time and effort and thinking. It can be exhausting!
I’ve been driven recently to read more. I’ve picked up a few of the books that I had started reading and then got too busy with school to finish, but the book I’ve received the most from has been the Bible. The other night I opened up my Bible to Acts and just started reading.
These stories – this living word – makes me yearn for God more and more. It saddens me so much how routine I can be. How complacent I can be with my relationship with God. Ugh. I want to leave this behind and move forward in knowing my savior more! Acts recounts stories of normal people living an extraordinary life. Of being open to change. Of pushing through their fears. Of loving nothing more than God.
But most of all, it’s about God meeting us where we are at.
Listen, err… Read this!
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else… God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.'” (Acts 17: 24-25; 27-28)
I remember being in a group once and a woman talking about how the Bible to her was a love letter. Something that she went back to time and time again because it changes as you read it. Or perhaps you change as you read it! A love letter changes it’s meaning as your love grows and deepens. I desperately want that.
And because every post is better with a photograph, here is a photograph of one of the most inspiring women I know. We went and did a night portrait session which I’ll be blogging about soon.
It was my first time to use my shnazzy reflector that Matt got me for Christmas!