Monday, November 23, 2015

The Past Year

This past week marked two big things for me.

I finished reading the bible. I had never read the entire bible before, but when Jessica gave me one, I knew I had to. It was like it started a fire in me and the only way to put it out was to read it. I decided to start with the New Testament first and then read the Old Testament.

My OCD about drove me nuts. I have to have everything so prim and proper and in its place. So I really struggled at highlighting or writing in it. But I realized how insensible I was being and now there are notes scattered throughout. I've even got a few different themes going on. "Let Go and Let God" and "Jesus In, Jesus Out" are common phrases to find through my bible.

Originally, my plan was to wait until I finished the bible before I was baptized. But once I realized I had found Christ, I couldn't wait. I'm glad I didn't wait. 

Its now one of my most loved treasures. As soon as I finished, I turned to Matthew so I could start again. I pray it always teaches me something new and will continually bring me closer to Christ.

Yesterday marked my one year anniversary since I first attended Roosevelt Christian Assembly. Its weird to think how strange it felt to me those first few weeks, because now, it feels like home. I never imagined that church would become a place I would eagerly want to be each week.

This last year has been wonderful. My heart and soul have healed in ways I never imagined. I always thought I was over my infertility. And I think, I was in a worldly type way. But giving my heart to Christ has healed me more than I ever imagined.

A year ago, I decided to look outside of the box I grew up in. I took a huge step out of my comfort zone. It was the best thing I ever did.