Some people think of bloggers as these scholarly people who write as they sip their morning coffee at their local shop down the street. Some think of bloggers as creative photographers who are known for their works in the area that they live. I am just your average college student who felt inspired while reading a post on wordpress. I guess I should’ve started with my name. Ha! I’m Mallory.
I wasn’t only inspired by the post on WordPress, but I have just started a new chapter in my life. As of January 22nd, 2014. I have given my life to Christ. I am a new creation. I want the words that I write to solely be His.
I want you to know that I am not perfect by any shape or form, but I am a daughter of the King and he made me in His image. His word alone is where I find comfort. I go to a small, Christian university. It’s so funny because it is not at all where I wanted to be, but God was telling me, hey, you, this is where you NEED to be. Without His guidance, I would have never allowed Him to come into my heart. If I had not come here, I would have turned out as a completely different and totally rebellious college student who was falling into all sorts of sin.
Yes, my past was rocky. Yes, I have made mistakes. I was dirty, worn, broken, and felt unworthy of anything good that happened to me. But now I know that God has a plan for my life. I go to a nondenominational church called City Lights. The lord has bestowed it on my heart that this is the place where I will be His hands and feet.
Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil. to give you a future and a hope.”
The Lord is the only one who can give us that hope! He knows every detail of our lives. He knows our darkest secrets, but He still LOVES us. Who else on this earth can do that rather than it’s creator? He created us and molded us into His image, so why not be His hands and feet?
Genesis 1:27 reminds us of this truth that we should all live by: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him.”
Jeremiah 12:2-3 reminds us of this truth: “But you, O Lord, know me; and you see me, and test my heart toward you.”
So I’m going to eave you with this question and a thought. What captivates your heart? Is it your past? Is it your addiction? Is it your relationship? Is it how you look? Is it other people’s opinions?
And to that I say this. None of this matters. Let Jesus captivate your heart. Be His hands and feet. The ways of the world will not lead you to paths of righteousness. Jesus will. The relationship that you’re in won’t make you happy forever, but JESUS will. Your boss can tell you your obligation, but he can’t tell you what the plan for your life is, but JESUS can. He never fails.
I leave you with two truths from our Heavenly father that I remind myself of every day when I get out of bed. God’s word can beat out the negativity in our hearts in a second.
Those who feel worthless know this:
Matthew 5:10: “Blessed are hose who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!”
Those who long to seek Wisdom know this:
Ecclesiastes 8:15-17: “And I command joy, for man has nothing better under the sun than to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on earth, how neither day nor night do one’s eyes see sleep, then I see the work of God, that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man may toil in seeking, he will not find out. Even though a wise man claims to know but cannot find out.”
So all of you who do not know Jesus, this blog is for you. Those of you who do have him in your hearts, this is also for you. It is going to glorify Him. Know that these are not my words. They are solely His. I am alive because He set me free! He saved me by grace and grace alone! On HIS solid rock I stand! His will for me is what I will spend my life pursuing and I am so glad that you all get to be a part of the journey. This new chapter. This new beginning! I sing for my King Jesus! Him alone, I praise.