I turned 19 yesterday.
I know it sounds totally cliche, but birthdays are the time of the year for me to reflect, to see how far God has pushed me in the past 365 days. This year, in particular, has been crazy. It was just a year ago today that I had dreams of working in the technology industry… But, like always, my big big dreams never seem to be as big as the absolute and perfect path that God has led me too. He has blessed me with an opportunity to make a decent living, plans for a family, and a new church to grow through Christ with fellow disciples.
He has set me on a new path of life, and he has given me a hunger for his Word and his Spirit… It makes me wonder why people cannot be excited about life, about discovering God, and about leading The Church in a new song!
Last night I spent the last moments of the first day being 19 years old with my brother Josh and his wife Kaitlin. We had a homemade fondue desert at their home and caught up with each other. Josh and Kait gave me the book “Vintage Church” as a birthday gift.
I have to say that after reading the first chapter last night, I love Mark Driscolls writing. He is very scholarly and has a lot of awesome footnotes, which makes further study of these concepts much easier. I will keep an update on some studies on this book, and (of course) through Scripture!