When I started this blog, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn't really have intentions of it turning crafty. I wasn't even that crafty when I started the blog. It just kind of happened. Although I absolutely love, love, love my glue gun and jar of mod-podge, I also want to focus on what's most important, my faith. I know a lot of people have two different blogs, a crafty one and a personal one, but that's not me. I have one life and so you just get one blog.
If this doesn't interest you, that's ok. Come back tomorrow. But if it does keep reading. I hope you will.
Do you ever feel like this?
Oh man, I do. Often.
In fact, I think I'm feeling like that right now.
Kyle and I have been blessed with an incredible church. I mean incredible! I stumbled upon it the first week I was in my new job and brought Kyle along when he moved here after the wedding. I thought we would have to do lots of "church shopping" but we didn't. We found a church we love and who loves us.
Here's the dilemma, however:
We go to church Sunday morning at 9am and usually are blown away by the worship and the message. Just awesome. Right now we are studying Galatians. Adriana, if you are reading this, all I have to say is "really???" I have just loved diving into Galatians and learning so much about what my Jesus has done for me (and given me) by overcoming the law and the rules and giving us unconditional love and mercy.
Then there's Sunday night. I am in love with our small group. We meet Sunday evenings, share a meal together, and just fellowship in the Lord. It's been amazing to have this group of friends!
You're probably thinking, "Laura, this sounds great. How is this a dilemma?" Well the challenge is that all of the great "God" stuff happens on Sundays, and then by Monday morning I'm like "huh, how do I keep this going until next Sunday." It's like I'm so excited to invite Jesus in for dinner on Sundays (tonight he would have had pad thai with us) and then the next day I'm like "Jesus who? You want to come in why?"
Please tell me I'm not the only one.
"Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me." Revelations 3:20
Usually when I walk across campus I talk to my mom or other friends on the phone. Lately, however, I've been trying to use this time to give Jesus a call. That may sound silly, but that 20 minute walk can be a really great time to catch up with God, let Him know what's going on, and really "answer the door" if you will to invite Him in.
I guess I don't have any great answers to this dilemma. I think I more so just wanted to share that it exists. And if there's anything I've learned from Galatians, it's that God has given us this beautiful, glorious truth that is mercy and faith through Jesus Christ.
"Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law." Galatians 3:23-25
There is no rule book, there's no guilt trip, there's no check list to getting to heaven. Jesus has given us all we need, we just need to open the door and invite Him in.