God, hold my heart

that i may not give into the world’s perceptions of how we should be, that i not let myself jump the gun and let this fall apart, that i treat this opportunity with the utmost respect, that i observe modesty, that i am understanding, that i allow You to guide my way, that i allow You to guide our way, that i follow Your will for my life in all that i do.

God, do the things for me that i am unable to do for myself.

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"You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness."  -Ephesians 4:22-24

Somethings must be re-introduced to people, like the ability and confidence to do a backflip or certain mathematics concepts.  I find this to be likewise with the acceptance of divine forgiveness. 

As much as I cannot fathom to understand the inner workings of my own heart and the heart of Christ, and why I would chose to believe in such an ultimate Creator of all things, a Savior of souls and a Giver of hope, I’m taking a blind leap of faith, one that I’ve taken many times before, and one I will undoubtedly take again.  I’m returning to the place I was my happiest and most content, at the foot of the cross.  Though I know the doubt looms in every corner, questions fill voids as to why this and why that, and why here and why there; though I know I’ve never been the best at giving up control of my own life and making a way for God to take it over; though I know I will stumble, and use the wrong words and think the wrong thoughts and live the wrong way (day after day), sanctification is what I seek, to be made perfect in Christ, justified in blood, whatever and however long it takes (and it will take me my entire life).

So things are changing in me, as this has changed on my blog. 

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