A Great Summer? I Think So.

4:02 PM

This week is VBS. I can't say that I'm not excited, but I can't say that I am. I've got mixed feelings; it's really hot, I'm tired, school is kind of starting next week, and I've got a ton of songs that I have to finish. But I got two things off my bucket list this summer, so I guess it isn't that bad : )

Our theme for VBS this year is cars--right up my alley! It's sad that they just came out with this, because I would've enjoyed this a lot when I was little. My family has always been into cars, and I guess it rubbed off. I am excited for the racing theme, I can tell you that! Next year they need a ford truck theme! : ))))

As my summer draws to a close, I've been trying to think what the highlights of my summer have been. Well, I've got stuff off my bucket list, like I already said; I have spent a lot of time with family; but they biggest thing that happened to me this summer was that I became closer to my Savior.

I feel happier than I have in a long time. I feel a zeal for God that I haven't known before--and it's awesome. I've come across so many verses that get me all excited when I read them. One morning, as I was reading in Psalms, I came across a verse that said that God will never slumber. I was so excited! I looked through all my contacts in my phone to see who I could text this verse to--no one was available, of course. But it was still an amazing feeling. And every time I sing the song In Christ Alone, I am left in awe of everything that God has done for me. He sent His Son to die on the cross; and Jesus could've called a thousand angles to His side--but He stayed on that cross because He loved me, and wanted me and everyone else in this world to come to live with Him in Heaven one day. I can't wait!!

I can't believe how much that God has given me. I've got a wonderful family who loves me and has raised me in a Christian home; I've got great friends that are actually friends; I live in a beautiful state; and I go to a wonderful church where they preach the truth.

My one word for 2011 was Purpose. I wanted to remember that I had a purpose here on earth. Now, that word means so much more. I want to live set-apart; I want to live the way God wants me to live; I want to be a girl on a mission--the mission of reaching lost souls, who are on their way to hell. I can't think of too many things that I want as much as to hear people say that they saw Jesus in me. Isn't that the ultimate compliment?! If someone said that to me, I would probably burst into tears of joy--because that is one of my biggest goals: to live in such a way, that people would be pointed right to Christ. I want my life to have a purpose.

Maybe this summer wasn't the best as far as getting things done. Maybe you're saying, "So she got a few things off her bucket list--what kind of summer is that?" Well, maybe this wasn't an amazing summer by the world's standards; but this has been the most productive, powerful, amazing, summer spiritually. I have grown so much closer to God. And that makes this one of the best summers--if not the best--ever.

Please note: If you ever want to talk about God, just drop me a line! And if you have never been saved, or don't know, please don't hesitate to call me or text me.You never know when the LORD will return. Are you ready?

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