Friday, July 4, 2014
Living a Full Life
@muellerholly has invited her Twitter and blog followers to join with her for her Spiritual Journey Thursdays. I am so excited about this opportunity. As much as I love blogging about my passion for all things education and technology, I am so glad for a forum to journal about my faith on a regular basis as well.
This week Holly was focusing on the word "capacious" and asked, how has God given you a capacious life? And, in typical God fashion, I was just thinking about this today. I was driving to my mom's house for Fourth of July celebrations, and the K-love radio host was reading a list of 5 things you should never say to a person who is single and it made me laugh. You see, I'm in my 40's and still single. And culture tells me I should not be happy with that. I should be out there looking, or praying for a life partner, or asking my
Christian friends to set me up, etc... . But.... I'm okay. More than just okay; I'm HAPPY! And you know why? God has given me a *capacious* life!
First and foremost, my faith in Jesus Christ has me waking up each morning full of joy. He completely fills my life and provides me with all I need. Crazy, scary, sad and frustrating things may happen in my life, and believe me they do, but I still have joy in the absolute truth that God is with me. I am part of a church congregation that lifts me up and supports me. They allow me opportunities to share my faith with in a multitude of ways.
Family, friends and a wonderful teaching career also provide for a full, happy life. I have people in my life that love, support, encourage and challenge me. They understand and enjoy my child like wonder of the world around me; finding greatness and awe in fireworks, thunder storms, oceans, and the magic of the Magic Kingdom :) I also find completeness in teaching. My students put a smile on my face every single day, no matter what else may be going on around me. They are true blessings!
Though some may feel that my life must be lacking because of my single status, believe me.... God has truly worked many blessings in my life and I find it extremely *capacious*!