December 7, 2011

unending love, amazing grace

i wish i had something super exciting to write about, but the oh-so-glamorous life of a college student about to head into finals week means, things aren't super thrilling around here.

most fabulous thing of my day? a guilt-free two hour nap. praise the Lord.

oh a deeper note though, lately, i've been feeling distant and disconnected. call it burnt out, call it whatever you will. distant from God, distant from friends, distant from responsibilities. i think i just need a break. i'm so thankful for this holiday season (i can't wait for school to be done so i can fully enjoy it!) - it makes me reflect and ponder all the wonderful things the Lord has done this past year, and believe me, it's been a big year.

today i wish had a more God-focused heart, to see His fingerprints everywhere and be in constant prayer and see people as loved by Him, instead of just getting so easily annoyed.

i've been spending a lot of time in romans the last few days, probably because i desperately need to be reminded of grace lately. i've messed up, quite a bit, in a few different ways, and yet, God is SO faithful and loving. it's unfathomable. the other weekend in church, jeff turner said that it's impossible for God to not love us. it would go against His very nature. there is nothing we can do to make Him stop loving us. that is incredible love.

"therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."
"the law was added so that trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

romans 5

1 comment:

  1. my favorite Romans verse is:
    "But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express, and he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."
    Romans 8:25-27