Tuesday, September 16, 2008

School, crazy, and faith

School is back in session and the days have become crazier! I can't believe that I am a junior this year. It boggles my mind that time has flown that fast! Wasn't it just yesterday that I was starting high school?!?! I'm already tired of the homework, but I'm enjoying my classes. Almost all of them are sign classes this semester.

So my church is having this challenge of reading through the entire New Testament. I'm really excited to do it. It was supposed to start yesterday, but I'm doing two days today because yesterday was just too crazy. Then on top of that I am still doing the read through the Bible in a year plan. And then if I wasn't crazy enough before Woodside is doing something called Re-Formation. The prayer room will be open from 6 am to 10 pm, they're doing an in depth study of the book of Acts and there's an option to read through the Bible in 100 days. Cause that's how long Re-Formation is supposed to last-- 100 days. I'm really excited. It seems that the more Bible study I've committed myself to do, the better I am at doing it and not letting myself get behind. I never got behind when I was doing 40 and reading 30 chapters of the Bible everyday, but when I'm doing my read through the Bible in a year plan I get behind all the time. (It seems a lot easier to catch up on 2 days worth of reading than having to read 60 chapters in one day :-)

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately... I have grown so much in my faith this last year and if you had asked me a year ago how my walk with God was going I would have responded great, that I was really close to God. Growing as much as I have this year, I feel like I'm closer to God than I have ever been before, but at the same time I have never felt so far away. It's like I understand a little better just how far I have to go in my walk. God got bigger when I wasn't looking.

Kairos is back in session... and I'm really looking forward to it. I've missed hanging out with people who I know help me grow in my faith. The one thing that I think might be a little hard is that our Kairos group from last semester, isn't really together anymore. There are a lot of new people and a lot of our old Kairos girls switched groups. I was finally getting to a place where I could open up a little more and now it's a bunch of new people that I have to get comfortable around. I've been praying about it... that God would just really help me be open this semester. And somehow I know that he will answer it.

1 comment:

Julie Steppey said...

Well I am so glad I got to read more about my Holly Dolly! Oh and I thought originally that with your title here I might be the "crazy" in it! LOL! Thankfully I was not! :)