I’ve been having a LOT of conversations lately.
Frankly. . . I’m exhausted.
I’ve learned a lot, in someways I’m more at peace, in other ways I’m even more shaken-up.
The good news: I am being forced, FINALLY, to face some of the nitty-gritty issues of the Bible.
I’ve been diving into these topics head on.
And for every tough conversation I have with others, I then have a “getting up to date” conversation with Adam.
Oh this man.
I’m so grateful for all the patience he and our friends have shown me as I struggle to pick a camp and choose a side.
I’m getting there.
Thank you for all the encouragement after my last post. I’m hashing this out and trying to keep things classy and fair.
My word for this year is “Celebrate”.
So, what am I celebrating in the midst of all this upheaval?
In a word, my husband.
(Seriously, this man.)
Also, my friends, my mentors, our community.
But beyond all that, I’m celebrating my Savior. Who, thankfully, doesn’t mind my confusion and welcomes my questions.
“It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment” Philippians 1: 9
I can celebrate my confusion because the harder I search the more amazed I am with the Almighty God I’ve grown to know and love.
A God who desires my whole self: mind, body and soul.
“I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.” 1 Corinthians 14: 15
I do not have to check my brain at the door with this faith. I can question, and search, and dare I say doubt. I can reason with fellow believers and admit to non-Christians that I don’t have all the answers.
It’s ok. He’s tough enough to handle it.
And I’m gonna celebrate that.