Long Overdue

I just read my most recent blog entry and realized it was not so recent.  Sorry about that!  I keep meaning to update, but these last few months have been a wonderful whirlwind of craziness.  I finished my time in Ft. Worth (at least for now), moved my stuff back to my parents’ house and then left two days later to spend a few days in Phoenix.  I had a blast and got to know some great people while I was there!  Then it was back to OK to try to get everything in order and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends before I leave.  That was a very sweet, precious time that I greatly cherish and probably will for years to come.

Fast forward to the present.
I am now in Virginia beginning my fourth week of training to prepare to go overseas.  My time here so far has been overwhelming to say the least.  I am fairly certain my brain is on the brink of explosion, having been filled with so much wisdom and insight.  This has also been a time of stretching and growing for me.  I am learning more and more about myself and how those things could come into play when I am in Macedonia.  Some of us have had some great opportunities to share Christ with people in a nearby town and it has been a blast.  So far at least three people have trusted Christ – SO EXCITING!!!

Seminary Reflection Time:
I promised a reflection in my previous post, so here goes.  My time in Ft. Worth was an incredibly unique and rewarding experience.  In all honesty, I hated the first year (other than living in E.D. Head – which I loved).  BUT God is faithful and He provided His strength in my many weaknesses and provided a wonderful church family and LifeGroup that quickly became a source of tremendous joy for me.  Then He allowed me to get plugged into the college ministry at NBC and that was a phenomenal journey and I love seeing/ hearing of all that the Lord is still doing in that group.  Some of the most amazing students on the planet… pretty sure.  🙂
As far as classes go, I learned more than could ever be summed up in a blog post and I am VERY grateful for the men and women at SWBTS who invested in me and taught me how to live more effectively for Christ.  Ironically, though, I am being reminded more and more that any knowledge I gained is useless if it is not being used by Him for His glory.  And that there is a wealth of wisdom to be gained sitting at the feet of men and women who have been walking faithfully with the Lord even if they don’t have a seminary degree.  I am so grateful the Lord sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within all who believe and to teach us the truths of His word – blows my mind! 

My prayer is that I will daily be filled with Holy Spirit, proclaiming the gospel of Christ, to the glory of God – no matter where I am on this great planet of His.

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One response to “Long Overdue

  1. The time you spent at home between Ft. Worth and Virginia was very precious to us as well.

    Mom and Dad

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