I was so excited this past Sunday when our pastor, Calvin Kelley, did a sermon on our spiritual journey and how it’s critical that we devote time each day to reading God’s word. I was afraid if I screamed, “Amen!” my Southern-Baptist roots would start to show, so I fought the urge. Instead, I did the new-tradition of head bobbing with a “That’s right” whispered under my breath. But oh, how I wanted to shout, “Amen!”
Part of Calvin’s sermon focused on journaling and how it can enhance your walk with God. I couldn’t agree more.
I can sit down and read a passage of scripture, and technically, I’ve spent time in God’s presence, but until I actually put pen to paper and write out what I observe; until I take the time to reflect on what He’s trying to tell me, it’s doesn’t get past my head and into my heart.
This blog is somewhat of a journal, and I started it last year to share my spiritual journey with you: to share what God is doing in my life; to pass along the secrets He whispers to me; to paint a picture of the glimpses that I catch of Him; and to hopefully provide you with ideas and tools to help you on your spiritual journey. I want people to know that you don’t have to be a scholar or be super-spiritual to be changed by God. He can change anyone.
And He WILL change you…
piece by piece
verse by verse
moment by moment
He will change you, not into who you want to be, but into who He wants you to be. He will change you into the image of His son.
I saw a note the other day in one of my journals: “You have to submit in order to be rescued.” So…
Will you submit to Him?
Will you take time to be alone with Him and listen?
Will you let him get inside you? Not just below the surface, but deep down inside – where all those empty, dark and broken places are?
Will you let him heal you?
Will you let him change you?
He will. If you let Him.
Way to go, Nikol! Wow, what great practical insight (and I surely don’t mind being agreed with)!