So, I have noticed these past three weeks that God is teaching me a new lesson each week, starting on Mondays.
Monday, November 7th - The Lord called me to give up everything to him… all of the pain, confusion, anger, bitterness, tears… my hopes, dreams, desires… He healed me. He took the hurt away and placed peace and joy in my heart instead. Truly giving everything up to God… sacrificial worship.
Monday, November 14th - God told me not to give up… He told me not to forget his love… how he loves, what his love is like. He told me to trust in him because he is sovereign. He has a greater plan. Perseverance, patience, faith.
Monday, November 21st - I’m learning that I NEED God’s help to love. I can’t do it on my own. I have to see him and others the way that God sees them. I’m also learning that I will get rejected and hurt when I love on people - an extremely tiny glimpse into what Jesus faces everyday. Love takes risk, making yourself vulnerable… but I am safe and secure in God. I’m learning how vital love is - 1 Corinthians 13 (I’m discovering that this is the passage of my YEAR). I’m also learning the importance of having BOTH the Spirit and the Truth…being balanced.
Honestly, it’s so weird to see people from high school grow up and change… I miss you, friend. I hope we get to hang out this winter break. I hope you didn’t completely change… I miss hanging out with you… I like to look back at the times we shared during the majority of high school. (This applies to more than one person…I think.)
I LOVE LIVINGWATER FRESHMEN HEHE. Tonight was awesome…such a blessing. Thank you, Lord for sending me to Livingwater! :)
I’m such a sucker for romance…I don’t think I was this bad? Heh… LOVE weddings and cute couples!! Maybe cause God is revealing himself to me as my Lover this season I’m more sensitive to these kinds of things? Idk, but… I don’t mind. :)
I’ve been SERIOUSLY slacking academically… I need to get organized this weekend!! Sigh. I’m ready for this semester to be over, academically. I want new classes!! And not morning classes…:P
I’m excited for Freshmen Girls Dinner tonight!! TIME TO DRESS UP! <3
Back to that romance thing…it’s weird that I get so excited about lovey dovey stuff seeing as how I got my heart broken recently… I think that just shows that God is healing me! And that he is GOOD. :)
Honestly, this week was CRAZY at Berkeley. Protest, shooting, fire. Wow, prayers NEEDED.
I’m so jealous of everyone going home for Thanksgiving. D: I still have another 3.5 weeks left… SIGH.
Speaking of home… I hope you’re okay. You’re constantly on my mind, in my prayers, even in my dreams. Patience, perseverance…LOVE.
Next year, I need to live with people who stay up late/don’t mind that I stay up light/aren’t super sensitive to light/aren’t light sleepers. :P
I WANT TO TRAVEL!!!
I’m really excited to grow with Livingwater Freshmen over these next 3.5 years… WE’RE GOING TO BE AT EACH OTHERS’ WEDDINGS. OMG. :P
I CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS. BAKING, SLEEPING, HOT CHOCOLATE, CHRISTMAS MOVIES, GIVING PRESENTS, CHRISTMAS TREES, LIGHTS, ETC.<33333
“If God is preparing you to make an impact on this world for His kingdom, chances are He will take you though a season of solitude. This is a season when you learn that you can’t lean upon anyone but Him for your confidence and when you gain the strength to stand alone even when no one stands with you”—Leslie Ludy (via littlethingsaboutgod)
"Christine, do you trust me?" "Yes, Lord…I do." "Keep praying, keep persevering. Love the way I want you to, the way I love you. You may be rejected, you may get hurt, but I am with you, my daughter. Be patient and trust in me."
Lord, You are always good. You have greater things planned. I will trust in You.
We need BOTH the Spirit and Truth. If you have one, but not the other…you will be unbalanced…
“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.”—Max Lucado (via pastorjdminerella)