Saturday, November 17, 2012

Quinoa and Conditioner

Hello Little Bloggy,

How have you been? Sometimes I think you are far too small to hold all my thoughts and passions and soapboxes and delights. But you are really just right... because my life is quiet similar: too small to contain all that it's been given. So, it seems, we are good for one another.

Since my last post I have learned several things. Some of these things are silly:

My hair conditioning treatment is meant to be rinsed out and is not meant to be left in (which is what I've been doing for the last 6 months). My hair thanks me for finally reading the back fo the bottle.

Quinoa is pronounced KEEN-WAH. I now feel it is important to educate oneself on the correct pronunciation of trendy superfoods before starting a conversation about them in the office... lesson learned.

However, the majority of the things I've learned lately have not been silly. They have been heavy. They have burdened my heart. Pieces of knowledge that have changed my life and, I hope, will continue to change me.

It seems the hungrier I am for God, the more I learn about Him, the more my eyes are opened, and the more my heart is broken by the hurt of this fallen world. However, it is when I am heart-broken that I am most intentional about casting my cares on the One who cares for me. The One who created me in His image to weep for the things He weeps for; to rejoice over the things that cause Him to rejoice. I am still learning what I should have known from the start: WE WERE DESIGNED TO LIVE IN THE GLORY OF HIS PRESENCE.

God willing, through the next month I will be able to share a few joys and burdens God has placed on my heart. By exploring this new knowledge I hope to gain wisdom and understanding so that I will be an effective daughter for His Kingdom. Lacking any eloquence of my own, I will borrow from (the very wise) Charles Spurgeon. I believe the Lord has placed these burdens/passions on my heart so now I "[...] burn with an inward fire and the flame must have vent."

"Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." ~ Proverbs 4:5-7

All for Him,