On a Mission and Kissing Dating Goodbye

I’ve been sitting around the house like a bum doing nothing except for reading, but I did just finish I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris.  I’ve found quite a few valuable bits to keep in mind as we live our lives for God.  It reminds us that we need to feed our character and discipline ourselves in all aspects of our lives, of how we spend our time and money and also of how we act towards our authorities, parents, etc.  I’ve found this as a useful reminder that I need to live my life in humility and to consider others better than myself (Phil 2:3).  Even though everything seems to be going well in my life, I need to remember that there are so many sinful desires, thoughts, and even actions that I commit every day, and that I need to repent and take action to change, bit by bit.  What I ultimately got out of Harris’ book is that in our time of singleness, we need to focus on growing what we are blessed with (our talents) and grow to be sacrificial and Christlike.  This books serves as a great reminder as to how we should live our lives, and doesn’t only focus on “dating” or rather, not dating, but really encourages and shows us how to direction our lives towards spiritual purity.  I’m reminded that we should be worshipping God- loving and honoring Him- with every aspect of our lives, and it starts by forming pure relationships with each other.

As some of you know, I’m going on a Taiwan mission trip with my home church OCCCA, and if some people could make the commitment to pray for me (around 2x/week before the trip and daily during the trip) that’d be AWESOME!  If you can contact me, I can put you on a list and update you on the happenings…

Well, I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!


4 Responses to “On a Mission and Kissing Dating Goodbye”

  1. 1 andy
    June 6, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Hey Tammy, good to hear from you and I’m excited for your trip to Taiwan. Please add me to your update list as I would definitely like to commit to praying for you. Wow, I was really inspired by what you wrote regarding Harris’s book. I’m glad that in the midst of bumming out, you actually read such a great book! What you said about making the most of every opportunity and with your “singleness,” definitely reminded me that what I did during my single days was to really invest in relationships with friends and leaders. This really is a precious time for you and all the students to learn and expand your knowledge and talents.

  2. 2 Michelle
    June 6, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Hi Tammy, please add me to your update list as well; I’ll pray for you while you are on your mission trip! I’m also glad that you are able to get some reading done while you’re on break and thanks for sharing your insights to Joshua Harris’ book.. i recently heard that he actually has two twin brothers who also wrote an amazing book called “Do Hard Things.” P. Manny mentioned this during his message recently and encouraged us to read this book.. i havent read it yet, but people say it’s a pretty good read!

  3. 3 robertkim
    June 6, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I’d like updates too!

  4. 4 Chanhee Kim
    June 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Hey good luck in Taiwan Tammy! I hope the weather is as kind to you as it was to us.

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