I’ve been cleaning out my room these days to make room to unpack my belongings, and I came upon this super old notebook that I used for my daily devotionals in 2007!! I thought that my oldest QT notebook was from 2009, but I was wrong… I had totally forgotten that for about a month in June, in preparation for my first ever mission trip to Yucatan, Mexico, our whole team did daily devotionals. (I stopped after two weeks when I found out that I was one of the few kids that did them…)
Reading these entries from before I really met Christ two years later is amazing. I see how far I’ve come in five years and how God really did continually meet me and water me throughout my early high school years. They weren’t wasted years at all… Progressive sanctification begins somewhere.
Though God is not calling me to be as extreme as a martyr for my beliefs, I believe that God is calling me to use what talents I have to glorify and spread God’s name.