Hi friends! I hope your week has been going well and that you’ve been growing in your knowledge of Christ. I am in the midst of a bit of a challenging week, since it’s midterm season here at Southern Seminary. I took an exam for my Personal Evangelism class today that consisted of 40 memory verses, plus information from the lectures. Needless to say, that exam had been a considerable source of stress. I was relieved to have it behind me. But now, I’m staring down a Greek midterm that looks quite daunting.
Nevertheless, after I had completed my exam, I was walking across the seminary lawn to check out some books from the library. The sun was shining and the afternoon warmth was a welcome change from the chilly air earlier in the day. As I walked across the lawn, moved by the beauty of the red-brick buildings around me and the pleasantness of the day, I was suddenly struck by how thankful I was to be at Southern. Just ten years ago, I didn’t even know seminary existed!. And now here I am, in the midst of an M.Div degree!
I didn’t get to this point on my own, though. Through his sovereign grace, the Lord led me to an institution that is devoted to training me for Gospel work. Far too often, I get bogged down in my daily routine of work, class, exercise, and homework (and midterms!) - to the point that I forget how amazing it is that God has allowed me to be where I am.
I think a lot of us struggle with that, don’t we? Daily life distracts us from the work that God is doing in our lives behind the scenes. So today, take a few little moments to reflect on how God is working in your life. You might be surprised by what you find!
What little moments have you had with the Lord lately? Let me know in the comments below, or hit me up on Twitter @1689millennial! And don’t forget to hit that subscribe button below! You’ll get these posts delivered right to your inbox AND you will be in for a treat in the next few weeks - but you won’t be able to have a chance at the treat unless you are a subscriber! More details to come…