My Life is Not My Own
Is Neglecting to Rest a Sin?
This summer, I've been reading The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer (which, by the way, I highly recommend!), and God has been shaking up so much of what I think about Him. He has been using words written on a page over fifty years ago to help me grasp a more correct view of Him, and oh my goodness, it has been convicting.
While I was reading about His self-existence this morning, God opened my eyes to how little I live like He is who He says He is. Tozer writes, "The natural man is a sinner because and only because he challenges God's selfhood in relation to his own. In all else he may willingly accept the sovereignty of God; in his own life he rejects it."
Why Should I Care About the Reformation?
Do you struggle to find time to rest? I certainly do. My typical week looks like cooking meals and cramming in some homework before and after classes, spending week nights in meetings, leading Bible studies, or spending some quality time with my boyfriend, going to the gym a few mornings, writing new blog posts, traveling doing ministry almost every weekend, and going to bed exhausted Sunday night only to wake up and re-live the week again... and again.
Today, October 31, 2017, marks the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. And to be honest, a few months ago, I would have X’ed out of this blog post when I read that sentence. I had heard of the Reformation but I didn’t really understand what the big deal was or why I should care about it. However, for the past few months, I haven’t been able to escape hearing about it. I’ve been to two churches doing series on it, and listened to my favorite pastor on podcast, JD Greear, doing a sermon series on it as well.