Defining Life Project

Defining Life Project: Definitions #131-135

Adventure. Adventure. Adventure. JMC

“And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son does not have life” (NIV, 1 John 5:11-12).  CMD

John 17.  MAL (see the entire chapter here).

Life is the chance to express yourself through others and through God.  EJR

Life is accepting that you have to die.  CLC

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My last “Defining Life Project” post was at the end of Lent (see here), so it is about time for another one! I thought it was fitting to post another one because I’ve actually been working on this project for six years now! I thought of the idea on my 16th birthday and began collecting in June of 2010. It’s crazy to me that it has been that long and that I am still sticking with it! I always need more definitions to keep this project going, so if you or someone you know has a definition of life, please email me at thevintageurbaniteblog[at]gmail[dot]com.

I think my favorite out of this bunch is the fourth definition. I have been making more of an effort to work on my relationship with God. Chase and I have made more of an effort to pray together, which is nice. I am currently reading “Searching for Sunday” by Rachel Held Evans, and so far I feel like we share some similar experiences with our faith. One of the things that has really spoken to me from her book is: “No one really teaches you how to grieve the loss of your faith.” I feel like I have been grieving my faith since high school. I once had such a passion for Jesus and wanted to tell everyone about it, but since I graduated high school I have struggled to keep the it going. This past Sunday marked one year since Chase and I started going to Stone Village Church. I love Stone Village and through the community and worship team, I feel like my faith is growing once again instead of being stagnant. Recently, I have been feeling depressed and anxious, and most of that goes back to the process of searching for jobs. I want to worry less about it and rely on God more when I am feeling anxious or uneasy. I pray that this summer I can rediscover my faith and my relationship that was once was with Jesus. How is your faith journey going (Christian or not)? Is there a definition that speaks to you?

{To find out more about this project, click “Defining Life Project” at the top of my page or the Introduction}

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