Deep calls to deep
This time around, I’ve got to give more.
2012 is coming to a close with an air of excitement and anticipation. Much like the excitement and anticipation I felt around this time two years ago: the excitement of having only a year of college left, and the anticipation of entering the “real world” thereafter. And you know, I wasn’t ready last time. I had spent much of my time at TFC in idle thought, not applying myself as I could; sleeping through classes and rushing through assignments without considering what impact it could have on my mind and my lifestyle to actually try… to really try. In his grace, God made a way for me to stay in school and figure this kind of stuff out without getting buried in student loans or being plagued by feelings of failure for not graduating with my friends. May came and went…
And now I’m here. And so is 2013.
The year I graduate. A year of preparation for the rest of my life. Because of my expedited music study, it will be the most intense year of preparation in musicianship to become the worshipper and teacher that God intends me to be. Because of my desire to meet and woo my future wife, it will be a year to learn how to value people more, listen better, and look past myself. Because of my desire to see unreached people groups come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, it will be a year to pray hard, and learn about the needs of this world and the people that are meeting those needs head on. And because he is faithful no matter what, God will be with me all the time. Even when I am consumed by business this year, when I am overwhelmed by the work, when I am too tired to think or pray, when I am completely distracted from what is important - heck, even when I am sinful - he will remain faithful, because he can’t deny himself.
My heart is heavy with the time I’ve wasted this year and throughout my college experience, but with so much possibility on the horizon, how could I not be excited? Best of all, the God of the world is calling me deeper into his presence, and I’m not going there alone. I have a stronger community of believers around me now than in years past, and we look forward to exploring the depths of a relationship with God together, which is the chiefest of my anticipations for 2013.
Will you join me in exploring the possibilities for our lives in 2013?
"Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. By day the Lord commands his steadfast love, and at night his song is with me, a prayer to the God of my life." -Psalm 42:7-8
"Call to me and I will answer you and show great and mighty things that you have not known." - Jeremiah 33:3