Philippians 2:13: For god is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases him.
This past year has been a wonderful, hard, devastating, and happy year. All these things are a part of life, but sometimes it is easy for a person to get lost. I have been lost, and clawing, scraping, and using the strength of God to get myself back on his path. Sometimes lost doesn't mean depressed or broken, it just means different. I have felt as though God means different things for me, and hopefully great things, but I just haven't been listening. It's easy to get caught up in school and boys. A book that I'm reading called "Keeping God in the Small Stuff" pretty much sums it up:
"Jesus simply summed up God's will for your life when He said: "And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all yourmind, and all your strength... and love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:30-31). That's it. No secret formula. no list of "pros and cons". Just staying focused on God."
What a great way to state the will of God. It's not hard. It's just what it is. Love. Listen to it, do it, follow it. I challenge myself to do this with some prayer and the help of those who love me.