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Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Life the Past Few Weeks . . .

Since it's been a long time since I've posted anything I thought I'd show my face in the blog world so that everyone doesn't forget that I exist. It's clear that my goal right now is not to keep a lot of readers because if that were my goal then I would be failing miserably! Nevertheless, I do enjoy blogging from time to time and maybe one day I will once again be a faithful writer in the Internet world.

Lately I've been reading Miss Jen's blog, Blessed Femina. Every time I visit her (Internet speaking) I drool over her beautiful creations and make good intentions to sew something as elegant as her projects. Tonight I finally put my good intentions to work and started making a weaved pot holder. Since she did such a wonderful job presenting this unique art I won't show you mine, you'll just have to go over to her blog to check it out. So far mine is turning out fairly well and I am having a lot of fun! If it turns out good I might post a picture or two for you to see.

But I haven't been spending my all my time reading blogs and sewing pot holders. In the past few weeks God has shown me how much I don't know about the Bible. It's no secret that I don't like to study, but since I have been raised in church and have been a born again believer since I was 6 I am ashamed to admit to all the things I don't know. I have come across three people, who are completely unrelated, who have inspired me to dig deeper into the Word of God so that I will have a better understanding of how God wants me to live and what he requires of me. After all, shouldn't I have a desire to know why I believe it is wrong to gamble? Shouldn't I be able to know what the Bible says about drinking? What exactly is the purpose of the church according to the sciptures? Isn't it good to be able to talk confidently of my beleifs because I have studied them out myself instead of just taking my parent's or pastor's word? These are some of the questions that have been going through my head. I could probably answer each one in a somewhat true form, but I don't know if I could back them up with scriptures without grabbing a Strongs concordance and Naves Topical Bible. I am starting to realize just how much people take on the beliefs of their denomination without studying them out to see what God says. It is as if we are all living by our denomination . . . not the Bible. But I can't judge anyone because I've done the same thing. Thankfully, it is never too late to give up old habits and start new ones . . . and today seems like a great day to start!

3 comments:

Lori said...

Hey Jennifer! Great post...I agree 100% about studying to know WHY you believe what you believe. We're much more stable when we know.
By the way, thanks for sharing the link to that website! I love that fabric weaving...first time I'd ever seen it. It's beautiful. :) Hope you'll share pictures of yours! Are you making the potholder too??

PS - Aren't you about ready for another trip back to the foothills????? lol! I just don't konw about you flatlanders. :)

Jocelyn said...

You're so right. Althought it's great that our parents and churches have taught us, I've also learned that I need to have a reason why I believe what I do, not just copy the beliefs of other people.

I've enjoyed visiting your blog.

Jennifer said...

Mrs. Lori,

I hope your potholders turn our good! I thought this was such a neat idea!

And actually . . . I love the flat land! I'm not ready for another trip up there yet! : ) There's no place like home!