So...I realize it's been almost 4 months since I've last posted in this blog, and figure it's about time for an update. You can see how high this ranks on my priorities! The last few months, however, have been so amazing. I can't even begin to describe all of the changes God has made in me.
First off, I failed miserably at the pushup goal. As predicted, I barely made it to the end of February, but it was fun while it lasted and it's ok because I was spending my energy doing other things that I definitely would count as more important. One of those things was participating in a 13-week intensive Bible Discipleship program at my church. We read through all 4 gospels, three christian books, and re-prioritized our lives by cutting out a lot of media influences and other "activities" that were taking away from time with the Lord. During this time, I realized there has been a lot in my life that God has been wanting me to change, but I had just never been willing. Materialism, bad time-management, and misguided priorities are just a few of the things He brought up, and even though it's been tough, I'm glad that I'm starting to change things around (with His strength!). Stuff I didn't think I could live without I now have found I don't really need, and it's been nice to simplify things.
One work God has begun in me is the decision to attend Calvary Bible college in Murietta, CA this Fall! I'm moving out August 22nd! I feel nervous, but also excited. I enjoy change and am excited for all that God will work in it. I can't say Bible college was ever really on the top of my priority list....but a lot has changed in the last 4 months. I feel so much more peace, joy, and passion in my christian life. I'm still not quite sure where it will all lead, but I have peace knowing that God will bring me where I need to be as long as I am willing to follow Him. I realize I've been trying to lead all this time, when I just need to take a step down and find the joy in following.
I'm currently taking a break from activity as a Fire Explorer, but I am still interested in pursuing the EMS field. I'm looking at an EMT class that will be starting in June and going to August. I'm going to still try to go on ride-alongs to get more experience, because I'm still not quite sure if the medical field is for me or not. I'm sure I'll find out sometime this year.
Well, that only touches the surface of just a few things that have gone on, but if I wrote about everything it would take up too much room. I guess that's why people are supposed to blog more frequently, and not wait 4 months?