John 3:8 “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
This is the verse I’m mulling over in my head this week. I pull it out at the gym while on the bike. I use it as a book marker for The Poisonwood Bible (I’m finally reading it!). I ponder it in between car rides when I’m not jamming out to some tunes (“More Like Falling in Love” by Jason Gray). I’m letting it sink in and settle it’s way down.
But, now I’m asking you, friend, what do you think of the verse? What’s God telling you through it and what insights have you gained from it? Practical, tangible, vague, undeveloped, hearty, any of the above or any other. Or on the flip side, are you memorizing any verses now? What about those? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you.
Ha, so I love taking random little quizzes and things of the like when I see ones that are semi-interesting on Facebook. I thought this was interesting about my apparently “perfect” match:
Your perfect match is someone who values success, is a natural born leader and constantly works hard to improve themselves and their life. They will deeply appreciate your ability to make them feel special. This type of person loves admiration and your giving, loving and wonderfully kind nature will make you their perfect mate. Your match also enjoys biking, hiking, working out and eating healthy–taking care of their body is a priority to them and they always look their best.This person will always protect you and keep your best interests at heart– they really want to go the extra mile to make you happy. The top traits they are looking for in a mate is loyalty and trustworthiness.They love a good challenge and are visionaries. This can hinder them when falling in love because they are very driven to find “the one” and won’t settle for less. However, once they fall in love with you, they will be very affectionate and are enthusiastic about the relationship.
“if we were given all we want here, our hearts would settle for this world rather than the next” -Elisabeth Elliot
Earlier this week this post that included the quote above greatly encouraged me. I have asked and planned for a lot of things in my life. If my plan had gone accordingly, I would be honeymooning right now. Instead, I got to go to an engaging discussion about prayer tonight. I struggle with prayer. I struggle with how to pray, when to pray, how to not “program” prayer. I get nervous. I don’t speak because I’m afraid. Yet, after I’ve spoken to the Lord, I come away with an overwhelming sense of relief and awe. Not only do I get to speak to Him, but He listens! Even to the minute, petty details of my life. I want to be a prayer warrior and infuse my life with prayer that it bursts at the seams. I want to ask and receive as well as rejoice when I see the amazing things that happen. I can’t wait to see the awesomely cool things that are going to come about due to the changes in my plans. So here goes.
p.s. I won’t be typical and ask everyone to comment with a prayer request, but if you would like to leave one, know that I will be praying for you! If you have something you don’t want to publicize (I definitely know how that goes!) feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com