God is infinitely greater than our expectations.
Our expectations are derived from our finite experiences.
I came to Chile exactly three months ago today with expectations firmly based in my experience in Cru. From the beginning of my freshmen year, this experience has included living in close community, growing in my relationship with God, and learning to serve Him through ministry. I believed that God would provide for me during my semester abroad as He has for the past three years.
We’ve all heard at one point or another that reading your bible is a generally good thing to do.
Maybe your parents made you read your bible every night before bed. Maybe your pastor
talked about it in church. Maybe your bible study leader asks you every week if you’ve been
reading your bible. But as important of a discipline as it is, it can tend to lose its proper meaning
in our lives. We open up our bibles to Samuel and read about Philistine foreskins and it leaves
us confused. What are we supposed to do with that? And yet, we are told to read. Soon it turns
into a chore – something to check off the list every day to earn God points we can cash in when
we get to heaven, but void of any real effect on our lives. But God has a lot to say about the
Bible. He has given it to us for a reason, and speaks to us in various ways through it. Here are
just a few of the ways God works in our lives through His word.
Fomo, the acronym form of FEAR OF MISSING OUT. The internet defines fomo as “a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity or satisfying event, often aroused by posts seen on social media websites” (or, in my case, innate extroversion). Here it is used in a sentence: Even though she was exhausted, Jenica’s fomo got the best of her and she went to the party.