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.