Can I Grow Deeper in Love?

Going into the quarter, I couldn’t imagine what I could learn that I didn’t already know from my life experience and what the school had taught in the first year. God is so good, He constantly shows me just what I don’t know! Wow! This quarter of “Intimacy with God” just blew me away! I never imagined I could go to such a deeper level of love for God that this quarter led me into.

When I speak to some of the first-year students I often hear them say they might not pursue the second year. They too felt they are learning all they need and what could top that first year? I encourage them to stick with it as that is how I felt also. You “don’t know what you don’t know” is what I like to tell them and what you don’t know is AMAZING!

I’m at the point where I’m feeling a bit sad with the thought that my schooling is about to end in a few short months. Our God is great and good so I know He will lead me where He wants me from here. The unknown is always a bit scary, but what I have now is greater confidence in who I am and what my relationship with God/Jesus/Holy Spirit has become. This quarter opened new areas of love for God I didn’t know existed, after all, I already “had a relationship with God.” Ya, right! Learning to love never ends. It only increases as much as we are willing to expand it.

– Joan Otten
Main Campus (Brighton)