Tuesday, February 21, 2012

learning about God...and dark chocolate

To start...dark chocolate covered almonds and dark chocolate covered blueberries from those bins in HEB have to be my new best friends.  They are just so good and give me that sweet satisfaction without the guilt.  If you haven't tried them yet, you should :) 

 I have been reading quite a bit and learning to pray in new ways during this season of my life.  One of the things that I have enjoyed praying recently is "Jesus, I want to be curious.  Show me things that make me curious about you."  And within seconds of that, He does...and I am.  It has been exceptionally fun.  This curiosity has led me to learn more about the Lord's character, His personality, how He answers prayer, what moves Him, His laughter, His generosity....I could go on and on.  And what I have found is that God is like an endless ocean of all of these things and I have barely touched the edge of the sand.  I love Him for this.  I have learned to say, "I love you Jesus for..."  instead of saying "thank you for..."  This small change has drawn my heart more into a relationship with Him moment by moment more like a conversation. 
    There have been two books that I have turned to during these past few months.  The first one...Wayne Grudem's systematic theology.  It is so so good.  It is vast but really fun.  If you don't have this, it is an EXCELLENT resource and an inspiration to learn more through the scriptures.  We have had it since college, and have used it regularly for different things, but I have been reading it for fun recently.  It really is fun because it gets my brain going and thinking on things much higher than laundry :) 
    The other is a new book call "Beautiful Outlaw" by John Eldredge.  I had a little alone time one night at Barnes and Noble so I picked it up and couldn't put it down...so I ordered it on Amazon the next day and am now reading it for the second time in two weeks :)  It is encouraging because he talks about the personality of Jesus and how religious we can be without even recognizing it.  Pick it up if you can!
     That's all for now!

1 comment:

  1. I've also heard great things about the book beautiful outlaw....