Thank you thank you thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my blogiversary post!!! You guys certainly know how to make a girl feel really good about herself and her blog :D. If you haven’t yet, make sure you enter my giveaway! It ends Thursday night at 9pm.
It was also really interesting to hear about some of the things that you guys would like to see more of! The big things included – more workouts, more healthy recipes, and just “day in the life” type posts! I promise that as soon as my life calms down a bit I’ll get back to posting more recipes. I’ve been a huge slacker in that area. And it made me happy to know that you guys would like to see more workouts because I was worried that maybe I posted them too often!
Also, Lindsay said she would like for me to open up a bit more about my faith and I thought I would do that a bit today! If you remember, the same Lindsay sent me a book back in April called Beautiful Outlaw.
Reading that book really gave me the desire to love Jesus. You see, I wasn’t super big on faith and religion before. I believed in God, but that was basically the extent of it. Back in high school I was religious, although I think I did it more to feel like I belonged. Some of the people I hung out with claimed to be these big “Christians” but they constantly judged others and acted like they were righteous. They often made me feel like a bad person and some of the things that happened just really turned me off of everything.
But then, Lindsay had always talked about God being greater than religion and I just couldn’t quite grasp what she meant. I always thought they had to come together and couldn’t be separate. This book really helped me understand that it’s ultimately about loving God and honoring Him. It’s not about being a part of a religious organization and feeling guilty because of things they are preaching about. For some reason, that was all I needed to have my heart opened up.
I’ve also had guidance from a few other lovely ladies (Kristen, Natalie, Brittany, and Ashley) who are really helping me realize this and who are helping me on this new “journey” (I guess you could call it) to have a relationship with God. And, what makes it even better is that I am really happy and excited about it! I honestly feel more content and fulfilled now. For me, that’s huge!
This has been going on for a while so I’m way behind the actual Bible Study with a group of people, but I’ve decided to start doing it!
And so, this is where I am currently at with my faith :).
I hope you all have a great Wednesday!!