the continuation of a journey

The opening lines are always hard to think of. So I´ll just begin.

My goal with this blog is to give you a glimpse into my pursuit after God and after a godly and holy life; a process I know will take the rest of my life. I am a Christian, a newly married woman from Norway, and I am yearning for a fuller knowledge of God; for a greater knowledge of His love, and to experience its life-changing consequences.
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My hope is that through letting you come along on my continued journey with God, you will see more of Him, be challenged by His words, His love, His righteousness, majesty, justice, faithfulness, holiness, compassion, sovereignty, power and grace, and that He may use this to draw you closer to Himself. It is a challenge for me to let you into my life, because my immediate tendencies are to use this opportunity to exalt myself – along with Christ. But that is not an option. The Christian calling is one of self-humiliation and Christ exaltation. To Him alone be all the glory!
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My prayer for this journey, this blog, and for you who honour me by reading it is that of Paul in Colossians 1:9-10;
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And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
This is my plea to God for my own life and for the lives of everyone I care about. It is in awe and eternal gratefulness that I recognize God´s amazing ability to change lives and make us more like Him through both the mundane and the exhilarating moments in life. Let´s join this journey together, and learn to recognize God´s loving hand in all areas of our lives as He works in and through us to shape and mould us into holy children of God.
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“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36
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Who I am

Adventuring through life with God as my Shepherd. Safe and secure in His Sovereign embrace. He is leading and guiding me step by step as He reveals His love and grace in new measures.
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This blog will contain my musings as I embark on life as a newly wed, in a beautiful country up north, with the Word as my guide and God´s love as my driving force. A humble pursuit is a blog about everyday life and how God has granted us all things that pertain to life and godliness – through the knowledge of Him. Because of His unfathomable love, I long to make every effort to supplement my faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. Amazingly these qualities are already mine and increasing, as they help keep me from being ineffective or unfruitful in my knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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This is my humble pursuit of holiness. I hope you will join me, and be blessed by the journey.
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“Yet He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make known His mighty power” Ps.106:8.
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“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 1:3-11 ESV)

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