I was feeling nostalgic today and so I looked up some of my old posts. I’ve also added to my sidbare a few of them, along with my testimony. I’m surprised at how different they sound from my posts now. Have I really changed that much? Some of them were just corny, but others sounded so much more in love with Christ than recently. I want to feel that again, I want to be in that happy place again. I know we go through different seasons so God can show us our character and hopefully we will improve on it. However, reading some of those entries made me yearn for my friends, for Seattle, and for the simple times.
As we know Jesus better, his divine power gives us everything we need for living a godly life. He has called us to receive his own glory and goodness! And by that same mighty power, he has given us all of his rich and wonderful promises. He has promised that you will escape the decadence all around you caused by evil desires and that you will share in his divine nature. So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better. Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. Godliness leads to love for other Christians, and finally you will grow to have genuine love for everyone. [2 Peter 1:3-7]
I ask to know your desire, to have that fire again. I ask to have that same intimacy I had with you through people in Seattle to be done here in Zakopane. I want to be intimate with you as I felt I was before, I know I am here not only to serve you but to know you more. Thank you for all you have provided. I give you praise for providing all that we need when we need it and for walking me through these hard times. I thank you for letting them happen now instead of later in life and I ask to receive everything there is from it. In your name, Amen.