"Elise Catherine Hartman believes life is quite lovely."
In response to my current Facebook status, my wonderful friend, Joanna, asked for the details. I replied saying there were no specific reasons for my "lovely" life, but who am I kidding? Of course there is an explanation for the joy that has consumed my life these past two weeks I've been back at school, it's just a matter of taking the time to reflect.
Is it just the excitement that comes with the hustle and bustle of the new semester?
But I believe it's something greater.
Ever since I made the decision to dedicate my life to Him, I've been striving to become this girl God has called me to be from the very moment He created me. For so long I couldn't even grasp hold of her. I could only see her. As simple as the concept may be, I am finally realizing the closer I am to God, the more I become like her. Again, simple and obvious, and I suppose I always knew, but there is a difference between knowing something and actually believing it.
"The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statues of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes." -Psalm 19:7-8