Thursday, May 19, 2011

Notes

While I was looking through my old study bible today, I came across an old note that I wrote myself on an index card after Young Life Camp at Lake Champion, my sophomore year of high school.  Tim Toy explained Christ in a way I'd never heard before, and it changed my life.

Excuse my run on sentences and bad grammar, haha.  It goes as follows:

"June 18, 2009

Today I realized that I need to make time for the Lord and also that I need to put Christ first and do everything else through him.  He will always love me, no matter what.  I need to treat him like my best friend and want to spend time with him everyday, all day.  I am making a goal to read the Bible and start every morning off with Christ.  I feel empty if I don't."

It's crazy to look back and see how I've come back to that point.  I'm two years older and I've learned so much and grown a lot in those past two years, but I've strayed so much this year.  I've hardly picked up my Bible out of Small Group or Campaigners.  But now I have the desire to read the Bible again.  I'm my most happiest when I'm regularly in the Word.  I don't want to get comfortable, and that's exactly what I've let myself do over the past several months.  I need to grow and challenge myself and I'm ready to start back on the journey.  I'm ready to walk beside Christ again, not have him drag me along behind him.  I love Jesus and I need to have that shown in my life ALL THE TIME. I'm being made new.