One of our pastors, Andrew Evans, recently shared the statement, "We become what we behold." Although this sentence only contains 5 words, it caused me to reflect on my own life. This reflection led me to Galatians 1:10, "Am I now seeking the approval of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ." A fantastic reminder to daily ask myself the tough questions: Who am I truly serving? Who am I placing on the throne of my life? Who or What am I beholding? My goal & desire is to seek, behold, & serve Christ far above any & everyone else.
As you move into a new stage of life & begin transitioning from awkward teenager to young adult, I want you to remember a couple things (in no particular order).
Francis Chan's book "Crazy Love", has been sweeping this generation with the unmistakable notion that as Christians, God's incredible & undeniable love for us should change the way we see & treat others, & permeate through every part of our lives. I believe that Luke 6:31 helps us put into perspective how we should treat others. & as a woman, constantly striving to be an example of the gospel, I've comprised a list of 8, small, practical actions that can help you love others.