Today's post is from Gennean from Loved, Not Lost. Her blog serves as a great encouragement for me and others. Be sure to check it out! =D
What inspires me and stirs my affections for Christ, truth and holiness? Well, many things! Here are just a few of the things that inspire my life with the Lord...
The Bible. God's living, breathing Word. Nothing brings more satisfaction to my longing, restless heart than spending my mornings delved fully in His life-giving Word.
Journaling. It has become one of my most favorite things to do! My journal is filled with prayers, song lyrics, quotes from book and people, and Scripture references. It is always amusing to look back through my journals to see where I was at one, two, or three years ago, and compare it to where I am now. Being able to chronicle the journey that I am on with the Lord is awesome, and to be able to give Him the glory for the transformation that has occurred in my life is so worth it.
Conversations. With dearly beloved friends and mentors, preferably over a cup of coffee! These vital "coffee dates" have become a weekly staple for me. There is something just so intimate and beautiful about pouring out my life into another and thus being poured into as a result. Whether there are laughter or tears involved (or both), I love being encouraged, convicted, and inspired by the conversations I am able to have with those whom I trust and love!
Chapel. Or Church- in God's house, worshipping with His body! At my university, we have chapel twice a week, and I absolutely love just knowing that my entire school - students, staff, faculty, everyone - is all together in one place worshipping our awesome and sovereign Lord! Plus, the truth of God's Word is preached in mighty ways through many different people, and the end result is that He is glorified.
Blogging. It has become my outlet for what the Lord places on my heart! Whether it be a quote, a passage of Scripture, or a specific topic, I know that when I feel the burden of it weighing on me, I should share it or write it (or sometimes both). My blog has become that place where I can write for my own purpose of processing as well as for others who may be thirsty to draw closer to God!
What sort of things inspire you to grow closer to Jesus? What makes you want to pursue further holiness and truth?