As I begin to reflect on the past few months and begin this blog post, I've realized how bad I am at putting my thoughts into proper sentences. After thinking through what God has taught me over the past 4 months, and it is difficult to pinpoint one thing in particular as it seems there was just so much. God has graciously challenged me in so many different areas of my life. I guess that's hard to believe, considering I've been almost travelling non-stop and many people wonder if I even went to school. Regardless, I'll do my best to organize my thoughts.
God has continually shown me His majesty and his greatness along with my weakness and sinfulness. And through those two things, magnified what the gospel meant. His majesty is shown to this world in countless ways and forms, but experiencing His creation truly touches my heart. Have you ever experienced the feeling while standing atop a mountain or by the beach and you tell yourself "wow!". This same God who created the heavens and the earth, also created me, knows my name, loves me...despite all of my iniquities.
Throughout my time on Europe, God showed me my sinfulness in so many different ways, truly humbling me. Yes, I wouldn't claim that I'm perfect, but sometimes I go, "I'm not too shabby either". God said "NO." An example of him showing my sinfulness to me - during my quiet time, I would reflect on the sins I've been struggling with and come before God asking for forgiveness. That same day I would find myself committing the very same sins and at that point the thought in my head is, "I can't even face God right now". Another example would be the times when I was travelling with others, often there were things I wanted to do, places I wanted to see, it was like the whole world had to be revolved around me - what selfishness. It is in these moments, the beauty of the gospel shines even more. In no way do I even come close to deserving what Christ had done on the cross, but yet salvation is free to everyone who believes in Christ.
The combination of my disgusting sinfulness and the glory of the holy God, makes the gospel almost unbelievable - and that's amazing.
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