Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.

My mom met this person in a parking lot. She was drunk and clearly needed help. My sister asked her, “So what are you going to do?”

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

Micah 6:8

God has shown us His will in the Bible. He has placed us in a very broken world. There is so much darkness here in the racial injustice, poverty, hatred, and other issues around us. For some of us, we can live ignorant to these issues, and I did for a while. But, there are some people who can’t ignore injustice, because they experience it every day.

God puts people in our lives for a reason. Is Christ’s love enough to make you stay and fight for other people? Or will you run away? Jonah ran away, because he didn’t like the people of Nineveh (Jonah 1). In the story of the good Samaritan, the religious people passed by someone in need (Luke 10).

So, what are you going to do? Are you going to walk humbly with God. You didn’t deserve salvation any more than anyone else. He loved you… can you humble yourself enough to follow His will and love other people?

So, what are you going to do?

What if there’s a bigger picture
What if I’m missing out
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now
Outside my own little world

Matthew West, “My Own Little World”

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Welcome to Chasing After Light Version 2

I am not the perfect person to write this blog. I have so many problems and am far from perfect. I have wasted so much time doubting God’s calling. God doesn’t call perfect people, because perfect people don’t exist. No one is the ideal, perfect person to lead in children’s programs or inspire other young women or write a blog about following God. I have always felt like I was the wrong person, but I am learning that I need to trust God’s decisions more. He chooses the broken, messed-up people that know they need Him, not the people who think they are perfect. I have been trying to remember this quote that people have told me thousands, if not millions, of times.

God doesn’t call the equipped… God equips the called. – Rick Yancey

So, God, I am ready. If you want me to lead in more Christian youth programs, I’ll do that. Whatever you call me to talk about on this blog, I’ll do it, even if it’s hard.

I needed a chance to start over with this blog, because I have been learning so much about God and other things lately. Some of my old posts will probably come back over time, but I needed to redirect this blog to also write about other things I feel God is calling me to speak out about. I have been so scared for so long about talking about certain topics, and those things need to be discussed. God calls us to the hard things.

This blog is still about my journey toward knowing Christ more intimately while navigating through mental illness, but it’s also about chasing after God through trials, through social issues, through sins, and everything that we have to fight against in this crazy, sinful world that we live in. It’s about keeping our eyes fixed on Christ and standing for Him against all the evil we deal with in the world every day. It’s about discovering His will, and then giving up ourselves and our dreams for His will.

Image taken during an internship that changed my life in this broken but beautiful city that won my heart. God has called me to this city, and I am still figuring out what I am supposed to do with that calling. I am trusting that in time, He will reveal His plans for me here.