Happy Sunday! Today I’m publishing my third “Scripture Sunday” post. I have received such an overwhelmingly kind response to my last two Scripture posts and I can’t explain how extremely grateful I am for that. I love reading the Bible and sharing what I learn and how I apply it to my life by writing these posts. As always, if the Christian religion offends you by any means, feel free to scroll past this post and read some other recent posts. Enjoy!
Micah 6:8; He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
The school weeks will always feel hectic, but at this time in the school year the weekends are so fun. I have spent the last five consecutive weekends with my best friend (yes, we counted.) We go to the same church, so we have been hanging out all day Saturday and spending the night before going to church and confirmation class together Sunday morning. We’ve had a ton of fun and done a lot of cool things, including Zumba classes, movies, photoshoots at an old mill near us, and even grocery shopping together. Yesterday, I had a lacrosse tournament that I had been really nervous about, but my friend surprised me by showing up right before our first game to support me. This friend, Maddie, is such a beautiful, God given blessing in my life and I’m so grateful for the friendship we have. We not only do we spend a ton of time during the weekends together as mentioned above, but she drives me to school every day, comes to YoungLife with me, and we go to breakfast together every Monday morning.
One of my favorite Bible verses, Micah 6:8 reminds me of how blessed I’ve been feeling lately and motivates me to use this feeling to further pursue my relationship with God. It says “He has shown you, O man, what is good” I’m telling you, this friendship is something good. This world we get to live in is something good. All of my blessings; a beautiful house, a loving family, super sweet friends, a great lacrosse team, kind and accepting YoungLife leaders, the ability to adventure in this beautiful world, are something so good. It continues to say “and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” this part of the verse really hits me hard. God has provided me, and probably you as well, with so much. He’s given me all of this, and for what? All He wants me to do is “do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.” This doesn’t sound like much of a fair tradeoff on His end, I should be doing that stuff anyways. He loves and wants us, sinning hearts and all, to follow Him this much, isn’t that crazy? Nothing makes me feel more worthy and loved than knowing that.
This week, I encourage you to see the good in your own life and really notice all the blessings God has given you. Think about all that you have and all that he does for you in comparison to the little he asks of you in return. God’s love is that really rare, unconditional kind that you won’t find anywhere else. He’ll wait forever for you to accept it. He’ll be patient when you mess up and when you reject Him. He loves you despite what you have done and where you’ve been and what you’ve seen. He longs for you to “walk humbly” with Him.