All tagged Christian living
As a new writer for this blog, I contemplated what I wanted to write about. As most, if not all of you, don’t know who I am, the only decent thing is to introduce myself. I am a current senior at Grand Canyon University, graduating in April with a Bachelors in sociology and a minor in biblical studies. If you read my bio it has some general statements about me like I’m from San Diego, I have four siblings, and I love children. Those are all nice things but who is the real Sabrina? The things I struggles with or what experiences made me who I am today? What is my identity?
In Mark 9, Peter, James, and John accompany Jesus up a high mountain. On this mountain, they witness Jesus’ Transfiguration; he became dazzlingly white, and they see Jesus talking to Moses and Elijah, who also appear. They hear a voice say, “This is my Son, the Beloved, listen to him!” They witness all of this, and just as soon as it began, it ends as everything returns to normal. Jesus begins to lead them back down the mountain, but not before stopping to warn them not to tell anyone about what they have seen until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead. As they journey back down the mountain, the disciples have one question: What on earth could Jesus mean when he says, “raised from the dead”?
Lately, I’ve been in a bad place.
I’ve said these words out loud to a few people I trust, but I usually sugarcoat them with a smile, so I don’t think anyone really understands how deep these words run when I say them. A lot has been happening in a short amount of time.
David was anointed the next king, but Samuel just leaves. Although David was anointed, it was not yet in God’s timing for him to take the throne. He still had to prepare himself. God does not call the prepared but prepares the called. David had to wait, maybe even for years. Sometimes God tells us to wait. Waiting is not doing nothing.