If We Were Having Coffee
It’s been awhile since I have done one of these posts, and I thought it was time to give you another update on my life. Plus I really enjoy these kind of posts and I love sharing parts of my life with you guys!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been loving these summer months. Summer and fall are my two favorite seasons. I would tell you that I have been working a part time job this summer but at the end of August I am starting a full time job.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am convincing myself to do blogmas this year and post every single day of December. I would tell you that I already have it all planned out and that I want to start working on content for the months between now and December so that when November rolls around, I can focus solely on creating content for Blogmas.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been slowly losing the weight that I gained since breaking my ankle, and I am so proud of how far I’ve come and I can’t wait to lose more weight and get closer to my goal.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that in recent months I have posted mainly book reviews, but I want to get back to sharing both more personal and more creative blog posts. I want to be real with my followers and share things that are going on in my life (hence the ‘if we were having coffee’ post).
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been diligent in reading my Bible every morning and it has been such a blessing, and it is one of my favorite parts of my day. Spending dedicated time to spend with the Lord is rewarding and I have been learning so much. Recently I have been reading Whiter Than Snow: Meditations on Sin and Mercy by Paul David Tripp and one of the passages that I read recently really stuck with me and I would like to share it with you here.
This passage comes from page 43 and the verse at the top is:
Psalm 51:2 – Wash me thorougjly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
“I am a mass of contradictions; I don’t want to be but I am.
I preach a gospel of peace, but my life isn’t always driven by peace.
I talk about a Jesus who alone can fully satisfy the soul, but I am often not satisfied.
I celebrate a theology of amazing grace, but I often react in ungrace.
And if I rest in God’s control, why do I seek it for myself?
Even in moments when I think I am prepared, I end p doing what I didn’t want to do.
Are not the fruit of the new life, are not the way of grace.
So there is this law operating inside of me.
When I step out with a desire to do good, evil follows me wherever I go.
There is this war that rages inside of me, between a desire for good and sin that is anything but good.
There are times when I feel like a prisoner, held against my will.
I didn’t plan to be mad at the grocery store, but that guy made me mad.
I didn’t plan to be discontent, but it just enveloped me in the quietness of the car.
That discussion wasn’t supposed to degenerate into an argument, but it did.
I am thankful for God’s grace, but there is daily evidence that I’m still in need of help.
That battle inside me cannot be solved by
I have been humbled by the war I cannot win.
I have been grieved be desires I cannot conquer.
I have been confronted by actions I cannot excuse.
And I have come to confess that what I really need is rescue.
So, have mercy on me, O God,
According to Your unfailing love
According to Your great compassion
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions
And my sin is always before me.
I embrace the rescue that could only be found in You.
Thanks be to God – through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
If we were having coffee I would ask you what you think of this passage?
If we were having coffee I would ask you how life is and if you have enjoyed this summer? I would ask what transistions are coming this fall if any? Are you going back to school or work? Are you starting a new part of your life?
Let me know in the comments below! I would love to get to know you better!
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