I'm afraid I've neglected this new blog as I've been neglecting my xanga (trying to be more consistent with my posting!). There has been so much going on in my life lately. I am starting my freshman year in college this upcoming Wednesday, and I am happy to say that I think I am ready! I am extremely nervous and a little anxious, but I know the Lord will give me strength. I am so thankful that I can stay at home and commute (I am attending a community college).
Since there has been so much going on in my life, I sometimes find it hard to sit down and have my quiet time with God and read in my devotions; something which I need to be putting much more of an effort into. Throughout the day, I've found it helpful to say many little prayers as I'm at work or feeling scared about college. It is such a comforting feeling to know that God is always listening and ready to hear our concerns. Please pray that I'll be consistent with my devotional life while attending college and that I will always keep my eyes on the Lord.
Tonight at my church I was really blessed by the sermons brought by Pastor A. The evening service was especially beautiful. The topic was on Christ's rejection here on this earth, and the ultimate rejection He faced from God the Father when He was crucified on the cross. If I wasn't already saved by the Lord's grace, I believe this sermon would have had me on my knees begging for God's forgiveness. I many times take for granted the fact that Jesus died for me and that I will one day be with Him in Heaven, so I was really blessed and touched tonight during the service. This beautiful hymn was going through my head throughout the entire sermon:
1. When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died; my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride.
2. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, save in the death of Christ, my God; all the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.
3. See, from His head, his hands, His feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down. Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown.
4. Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were an offering far too small; love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.
Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.
In Christ Alone,