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.
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!
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;
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.
“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36