I have been to orientation + taken a tour of the campus + met several new friends + registered for classes + purchased my books + attended my first chapel service + eagerly awaited this day for months. This morning, I will arrive on campus as a graduate student at Bob Jones University. I will park our big ol' truck in the parking garage and get out of it dressed like a lady, something I'm sure no one will be expecting. I will walk to my 8AM class, giddy with both nerves and excitement, and then attend three more classes after that. In the middle of my day, I'll walk to my assigned seat and sit through my second chapel service, hopefully continuing to befriending the people sitting around me. Then, at the end of the day, I'll hop back in the truck + drive home + get reorganized + wait for Teesh to come home + spill my guts about how my first day was.
That's it in a nutshell, but I know it will be so much fuller than what I've just described. My favorite part about this new endeavor? I'm going to school to study the Bible and further learn how to apply it to my life + career + relationships. My prayer is that at the end of this new journey, I will look more like Jesus than I ever have before. I, also, pray that I would be filled with His wisdom as He rids me of my own. He has been so good to me my whole life, exponentially better than I have ever deserved, and I am confident that His grace will continue to lead me in His perfect will. I pray that obedience will always be my only response, even in the midst of doubt + fear.
"For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God's sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous."