Saturday, May 22, 2010

And the Journey Begins....

Finally, mostly because of the pressure from friends and family, I have made this blog. This way, all of you can know what is going on in my life, both in thought and action. I have carefully considered how I should start my first post. I've reflected on some reoccurring themes of my life: contentment, purity, forgiveness, love etc. Although I realize that any of these universal themes would be more than adequate for this simple blog, I have chosen a topic that I have been on an unwavering quest to cultivate.

Early on in my Christian faith, I began my earnest search for wisdom. Throughout the years, God has taught me many lessons and given me passages from His Word to encourage me in this quest.
As my school year at Moody Bible Institute has come to a close, I enter my summer break with 30 units worth of knowledge. Though I will be out of the classroom this summer and working at Gull Lake Christian Camps, my goal is to practically use what I have been blessed to learn throughout this year and to grow in wisdom through practical ministry experience.

In a way, this blog is the means to keep track of my progress; a place to record the lessons I learn. My hope is that my life and this blog would pour out heavenly wisdom on all I encounter.

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such "wisdom" does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness."

My prayer is that this blog will genuinely show where I am in life, provide encouragement, be bold in truth, and centered in peace-loving sincerity.

God Bless.