Last night as I was running (10.6 miles HUA!) I had this overwhelming desire to be in Church this morning. Spiritually I have been in a bit of a drought but have dedicated myself to praying and reading again. I have some very supportive people in my life pushing me to a closer relationship with our Lord. Thanks to those folks.
I have surmised that my battles are within. I have spent the last year or so of my life grappling to understand the blessings God has showered upon me. At times I feel as if they are too great. In many ways I feel like Timothy, too young to bear the weight of my responsibilities. Luckily God spoke through St. Paul and gave these encouraging words:
Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.
I now understand. I had always assumed that it was through my super hacking skills or mad programming speed that God would use me to spread His Word. In someways it is, but the first thing people look and see at work is “Nick is Young!” That is my in, that is my first door opening. People become curious as to what is this Kid doing here!? What God (if i shut up and let the Spirit talk) uses this for is to show that if you let Him, He will bless everything. He will tear down the barriers and laws of this world. With God, all things are possible. What a great thing! Holy Crap (not even going to crack a joke here…must resist…) what a HONOR! You see before this morning I never looked at my age as a good thing. I always considered it my roadblock. No more
With all that said I need to shower. Christ touched my heart the past 2 days and I need to spend some prayerful time in adoration of His greatness!
Your Brother in Christ — Nick
I am going to need to be on my knees praying today! SHEESH 10 miles run are killer. My legs feel like Jello! Which reminds me I have some Jello….yummy yummy Jello…can’t wait for Lunch!