I know I have not blogged in a long while, a lot has happened and I’m very grateful for where I presently am- physically, spiritual, emotionally, and mentally. For starters, I'm now in my third year of university! EEEEKKK! In August, I randomly met someone I hadn't seen in over seven years, and mentioned that meeting me was deja vu because she read my blog so she felt like she knew how I was doing. For a second, I felt like I had lost my anonymity. I'm not a celebrity, but I found it a little weird and I felt uncomfortable, since I hadn't seen her in seven years! Since then, I haven't felt the desire to blog. I don't want people to know how I'm doing or where I am. In fact, I only use Facebook- not twitter, Instagram, snapchat, like a grandma lol Notwithstanding, God has really been good to me. I don’t know why I haven’t been blogging a lot, but it’s probably honestly a reflection of how strong my spiritual life is going right now, and how much time I’m giving to study and reflection on God’s word. Sigh. This Christian journey is often a struggle for me, but what can I say, God is faithful even when I am not.
For today, however, I'll like to share three things I have noticed since my hiatus.
1. It’s a lot easier to make time for God when life gets tough! For most of last semester (January- May), I was sad. There were happy days, but I was dealing with two different kinds of grief, and I was just at my lowest time emotionally. Several times, I’d try to cheer myself up, and what better is there to do, than to listen to a sermon or two and journal about God. I’d also update my blog since it was a constant source of joy. But now, when things are going relatively better, and there are several sources of joy, what do I do? I forget the One who was there for me when I was at my lowest. Please tell me this is not the case with all of you out there, it would suck if the average Christian were like me!
2. Consistency is key in being a christian. This time last year, I was very well on track with my Christian scripture memorization, I could whip out a verse to encourage, and admonish, as required. But today, someone tells me Romans 8:31, and I’m scrambling to check my bible. These are scriptures that a Christian like me should know, especially because I claim to love spending time in God’s word. But clearly, I’m failing! If I were consistent since last year, imagine what heights I would have reached! I have learned that I have to keep at God's word doggedly, come rain, come sunshine!
3. As Christians, we should be constantly growing- We must take active steps to grow in our relationship with God. Just as we shouldn’t take our human partners for granted, and make active effort to go on dates, buy gifts, and spend quality time together, we should also make effort to keep our relationship with the Father evergreen. We must be able to mark our spiritual growth and development. We should grow more confident in God’s love and grace if we are truly making progress! When we’re truly in tune with God, we don’t need any checks and balances because we know. However, when we’re falling out of line, we begin to scramble and make concessions with God. Growing spiritually is one of those “when you know, you know” kinds of things.
That’s it friends, let’s keep it real in our struggles with God. He sees and He knows, and He will duly reward us accordingly! Most importantly, God is faithful even when we are not!
Before you leave, here is a song I’m currently loving- it’s an oldie, but a goodie!