Friday, May 26, 2006

A Spiritual Meme

I was tagged by GiBee to do this spiritual meme made up by the oh-so-wise-beyond-her-years Heather. Here goes:

1. What is your life verse? Psalm 139. So many of my daily struggles can be answered here. "I don't like the way I look." Answer: "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." (v. 14) "I'm afraid." Answer: "Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?" (v. 7) "I feel invisible." Answer: "How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand." (v. 17-18) "I'm not good enough, smart enough, etc." Answer: "...your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (v 14) My prayer for a long time has been v. 23-24: "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."

2. Give a bit of your testimony: I was raised going to church since I was about a week old. During my growing up years, we lived across the street from my mom's parents (in the country, we were the only ones on this "street") and attended church with them. It was very conservative and legalism thrived there. When I was quite young, I could spout off the reasons why it was wrong to celebrate Christ's birthday on December 25, celebrate Easter on any specific day, use instruments to glorify God in anyway, why we shouldn't eat in the church building (actually, I couldn't have answered this one; I just knew it to be true), and why every other denomination was wrong. Now, don't get me wrong, I am so thankful that my parents raised me in a Christian home!! As I got older, I began to question why I believed some of these things and whether or not they were really that important. In my early college years, I didn't go to church unless I was at home with my parents. My junior year, I started attending a church with a friend that had the same name as the church I grew up in, but was very different! What I found here changed my life and my relationship with Christ forever. I went on a mission trip with a group of college students to SE Asia the summer after my junior year, then went back and spent 6 1/2 months working with a college student ministry in northern Thailand in 2001. I am continually growing in my faith and learning more about who God is everyday.

3. Do you have a favorite preacher? Not really. I love the preacher at our church now, though. I have learned so much through many people God has placed in my life.

4. What's the best Bible Study you've ever done? I did Beth Moore's A Woman's Heart: God's Dwelling Place this past Spring. It was amazing!

5. What do you feel God's calling is on your life? to be a Godly wife and mother; to serve my family joyfully and with humility. (I'm with I win a million dollars?) :-)

And, there you have it! Thanks for tagging me GiBee. Anyone else game for this one? I would love to learn more about the spiritual side of you.


jettybetty said...

I pray that God will use Aggie-ed's trip to Thailand to impact his life in big ways--it sounds like that is what God did for you!

I just finished "A Woman's Heart", too--but I find it hard to pick my fav among Beth Moore's stuff. I think I might be a Bethmoorite--I'm not sure. I just bought "Daniel". I am sooo sad they aren't doing this study at our church in the fall--so I will just do it myself this summer.

Lauren said...

I just did this meme too. I liked getting to know a little bit about you.

Heather Smith said...

I'm doing "A Woman's Heart" now. My group is taking it really slow. (Like one or two lessons a week.) There's just so much in there. It's really hard not to do more than I'm supposed to though! Thanks for doing this me-me girl!

GiBee said...

I love your choice of scripture, and how so many questions can be answered in one Psalm!

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed getting to know you a bit more!!! Thanks for playing along!

Glass Half Full said...

I found your link thru Adventures in Babywearing and absolutely loved your list. I will do my own and pass it along...

Many blessings!!

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