Curiosity got the best of me. I started reading arashel 's journal from the first entry and some other entries throughout. Before I did that, I had my first Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship of the year.
These meetings are quite fun and informative to go to. It is held at my college in one of the small conference rooms. I met two new people there. The meeting was led by the Math instructor that I had last year.
Now to cut to the chase. Today, I learned about dynamic faith, deceptive faith, and dead faith. The passage we read from was in James 2. To sum up the key point, faith without works is dead. I may have learned this before, but it was good to be reminded of it again.
Going back to what I mentioned above, I read a few of arashel's entries. I was just curious and wanted to see the entries that were made at the birth of that journal.
Looking at my faith, I can say that it has elevated over the past few weeks. It started from reading honchi's entry about a barber. Reading through all the comments, I never thought that there would be so much discussion. What really got my attention was reading arashel's comments. In these comments, I saw how strong and faithful she was to God. This got me thinking, "where do I stand with my faith?" I asked myself "how close am I to God?"
Over the next few weeks, I was praying that I would have a closer relationship with God and for him to direct me in my life. I was doing this at night, before I went to bed. This really made me happier and more joyful.
Looking at myself, I wanted to be less stagnant and much more active. This better reflected my high school years. I was much more active then. I prayed about these things as well.
I really desire to be bursting with activity. I mean, I only wrote one book this summer! I know that this all can't happen in one day. It may take several days. Patience is full tolerance to the flow of time. God uses time to reshape us according to his plan.
I would also like to have more friends. What am I saying? I at least want a healthy friendship, for starters. In high school, I met many people there. However, the friendship didn't go beyond that. Looking at my social status, I trust that God will provide me with the friends I need.
I now plan on working on my homework. I eventually want to get around to reading more of Apollyon, the fifth book in the Left Behind series. I could also start on Shadowmancer, a book by G.P. Taylor.
Let the homework begin!