Being at the 2 month mark of 2011, I’ve been asking myself: Am I still pursuing God with the same fire and passion I had after winter break? And even if I am, how can I have a more passionate pursuit for Christ?
Am I looking for God in the wrong places?
I’ve started to let worry creep in about summer/life plans, but I’m trying to bind those fears. As a pre-med, it’s hard to trust fully in Him when I’m facing external pressures about expectations and requirements. As a Christian, I’m trying to listen to where God is leading me and whether I understand Him correctly. I want to do so much more, but it’s hard to determine what is right for me at the moment. It has the potential to get a bit overwhelming, but what has helped is a song I recently discovered/obsessively been listening to…
(the original version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSDE2Yf5q1I)
My worries don’t seem as overwhelming anymore. The simple, yet powerful lyrics really hit me. As much as I know that He’s faithful, I haven’t thanked him enough for that. It’s great to seek more answers for the road ahead and to want more spiritual growth, but it’s been a blessing to remember what God has already done and praise Him for that. After reflecting on where I was freshmen year in my walk, I’ve grown SOOOOO much. I was reading some old journal entries and I had been so overwhelmed when God spoke to me for the first time through Scripture. Now I take it for granted that He speaks to me regularly via Scripture and that I’m growing more comfortable as a leader…during freshmen year, I don’t think I could have imagined being where I am now. I really was a freshman baby. Now, the beautiful thing is that even with all the maturing I’ve done, I have so much further to go. He’s been with me throughout my Tufts experience as my compass center, and He will continue to be as I pray for change in myself rather than change in my circumstances.
These lyrics are an anthem to His faithfulness. An affirmation of His character and what He is to me. He’s constantly here with us.
Faithful Jesus, healing Savior
Compass center, bread of life
Faithful Jesus, cherished treasure
Our portion, wisdom, God’s great light
God, You are here with us, constantly here with us
You are our everything, faithful and true