Last week when I was driving through the entire state of Wyoming, I stopped on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere to take in this glorious sight. (Then document it forever in picture form.) God is good, y’all.
Adventure day in Golden, Colorado. Clouds and rain couldn’t hold us back. Starting to think I’m meant to live in/near the mountains someday.
Starting tomorrow I will be working as a camp counselor for two months! So posts will be few and far between. See you on the other side of August!
Apartment blocks formed a symmetrical pattern in Hong Kong.
(Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)
Took Finch on her first camping trip for my birthday this weekend.
Seven Minutes to Midnight. Acrylic transfer on salvaged wood panel. 2” x 3” each
The common idea of divining God’s will is either a pagan notion
that we Christians need to let go of or a mode of administration
that God no longer uses. God has given us a program of guidance
that involves getting to know Him through His Word and letting
Him shape our character, our hearts, and our desires. Then as we
know the mind of God we can live out His will. He expects us to
first draw close to Him, then allows for seeking wise counsel as
confirmation, or taking our circumstances into consideration and
using our own sound judgment to make a decision. He never calls
us in the New Testament to “seek His will,” but rather to seek
His kingdom and do His will. We ought to stamp out of our
vocabulary the non-biblical and misleading expression “finding
God’s will.” Rather than talk about “seeking the will of God,” we
ought to speak of following the guidance of God. This is not just
semantically different, since He is calling us to draw close to
Himself and to live holy lives. God’s will for us is that we be holy;
there is no mystery to His will. As for those questions about
changing jobs, getting married, going to school, and the like,
finding answers will require growing close to God.
— Bruce K. Waltke. “Finding the Will of God: A Pagan Notion?” (via yesdarlingido