Tuesday, July 3, 2007

and they say life is hard! ?!?

I have always known that being a Christian is not the easiest thing in the world. I went through middle school as a new Christian and did not have very many Christian friends at all. I went to high school and made some great Christian friends. I went to youth groups and to different Christian conferences and concerts. I kind of went back and forth in my faith during high school, never leaving the path, but sometimes sticking my foot out and realizing that the land off the path was a lot like quick sand, and if I were to get off of the path that I would sink really fast! So I put my foot back on the path and kept walking. I think that's how it is with a lot of Christians. We kind of test the land on the other side of the path, but God always ends up being there one our shoulder to whisper in our ear "You're going to SINK! You're going to SINK!" and some people may listen and some may not. Anyways... then I started college, and the first 2 years have been AMAZING! I have made so many GREAT Christian friends! I am so privileged to have Christian friends to keep me accountable, let alone a Christian boyfriend to keep me on the right path as well. But here I am... starting a new part of my life. Going away to school... I can't wait to see what God has for me. But I am ALREADY realizing that it is going to be a CHALLENGE, even though it is a Christian school. I am going into a new mission field, and God is already challenging me to show my faith. I am preparing myself this summer and going deeper in my walk, to prepare myself for the mission field. I can't wait to see what God has for me on this mission field, and this new adventure!

I heard this song and can't help but keep replaying it. I love the lyrics!

Jesus your love. Has come one step closer. I will trust. You will never let me go! Jesus your love, has won me over. All my trust. Has found no other.
So I will declare the Beauty of the Lord. Nothing compares to the beauty of the Lord. and Jesus your Love, takes my breath away and now I'm living everyday for the Beauty of the Lord. Jesus your love. Has come one step closer. I will trust. You will never let me Go! Jesus your love, has won me over. All My trust. Has found no other.
So I will declare the Beauty of the Lord. Nothing compares to the beauty of the Lord. Jesus your love, it takes my breath away. And Now i'm living everyday for the Beauty of the Lord.
Jesus your love. It takes my breath away. Jesus your love, it Takes my Breath away. Jesus your love, it takes my breath away. Jesus your love, it takes my breath away!
Jesus your love takes my breath away! and I will declare the Beauty of the Lord. For nothing compares to the Beauty of the Lord. and Jesus your love, it takes my breath away and now i'm living everyday for the BEAUTY OF THE LORD!!

That pretty much defines where I want to go with my walk with God! The first line is perfect for the analogy I was making earlier with walking on a path with God. Jesus' love has come ONE STEP CLOSER! It's perfect!

Keep me in your prayers as I further my relationship with God and go into my new mission field!

Katy



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey katy- thanks for includling me in your updates :-). you are going to be an amazing nurse - - God has so much planned for you. Just be sure to "stop and smell the roses" along the way. I love ya!

Sarah Chapell

MOM said...

Dad and I are so very proud of the young lady you have become. Your faith challenges us each day to be "better" in our walk with the Lord. You are a true gift from God. Each day God reveals to me what a gift he gave Dad and I in all three of our children. Each unique. Each special.

Love, Mom