Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Recently, I've been reminded how great life can be.
I'm not sure if I forgot, but sometimes, I do look past the goodness of life and allow the negative to overpower the positive...which is easy to do...and very likely since it is said that it takes 10 positive things to cancel out 1 negative thing.
I'd like to ask anyone and everyone that sees this to please be praying for my friend. She's going through a difficult time in her relationship right now and any prayers would be appreciated. She's young and really needs the strength and guidance to get through this. Please pray for her to be guided and to accept the guidance in her life to lead to better things to come. She's a great person and I know she can get through it and use it as a learning experience.
Also, please be praying for my roommate's friend. She is also facing an extremely difficult time at the moment and the decisions she is having to face are huge. Please pray that she, too, is guided and goes with the right choice. It's hard knowing that the right choice and the most difficult ones are sometimes the same thing. She needs to be strong in this whole process. While praying for her, please also mention my roommate in your prayer because she is close friends with this girl and she hurts for her.
Life is good. I pray to never forget that.
And God works miracles. He heals, which is a process, sometimes long and drawn out, but he can also heal instantly.
There is too much good in this world to look past.
I have a fond and sincere admiration of Stephen Christian, I understand that to many people, he is just a person. Afterall, that IS what he is...a human. However, I admire the things he writes, as I would anyone who I feel is worthy of my time to read the thoughts of. This is his most recent post and the last paragraph really sold me. The one before he signs off, not the post script portion. Well, here is the blog, I hope you read it.
"You ought to live your life with such freedom and joy that uptight Christians will doubt your salvation."
"In our broadcast, in my teaching, and in my books, I tell God's people that, because of Christ, God isn't angry at them and never will be angry at them. Some say, however, that I am encouraging sin by my teaching.... Well, I don't encourage sin in what I teach—I don't have to! Christians do fine in the sin area without any encouragement"
"If you're not free to spit and cuss in God's presence, you're not free to spit and cuss anywhere (since God is everywhere). Heck, you probably shouldn't even breathe anywhere, the always-sinning creature that you are"
I feel like that's been my complaint this past year.
In fact, probably more so along the lines of two years now.
God, I need you.
Not only do I need you,
but I want you.
I want you more than anything else in the world.
I want your love, I want your touch, your comfort, your security, your conversation.
I want you.
You're the only one that I want to spend my life with.
Yeah, sure, you might have somebody for me later down the line to share that desire and passion for you along with me, but until then, I want to strive to show your love in ways that need no words. Your love is overwhelming, it's the best feeling in the world to know that I have you.
You create the best sights, whether it's:
people in love with you,
the beauty of the world around us,
people living their lives for you wholeheartedly,
people showing your love to others,
your love shining through us,
your hand in times of need,
your happiness in times of joy,
You make everything better.
Everything is beautiful even when the tears are falling.
You make life worth living.
Nothing else is worth what you are.
Thank-you for saving me, for saving the world.
And thank-you for my family and the love that I have in my life.
You have blessed me beyond words and for that, I give my life back to you.
Afterall, it never really was my life to live, right?
So, as I was coming to an end of my jog this morning, I started thinking about how much I think. I decided something that I already knew... I think a lot. But the thing is, I feel like I think about things worthwhile. Well, at least part of the time I do. Other times it's nonsense.
However, God must've blessed me with such a mind that thinks so much, so deeply, and so uniquely. I have a curious mind and an adventurous heart. That combination is going to amount to something in the end, I know it. I can feel it.
I bet you that all of these great people that have once lived or are living today had similar thoughts at one point. My thought after all of this 'thinking' thinking and how it's going to amount to something, was me remembering that God has me for bigger and better things than just your typical 9-5 job. God is going to use me, I want him to. I want to leave a legacy, I want people to see God when they see me. I know that I fail at that a lot of the times, but I need to try to stay on track with that. I want people to never see me, but to only see God.
I want God to be able to make light in places never once illuminated through me. I want to go to the darkest places and have God's light shine brighter than it has ever shone. The world can be changed, we can change it. We cannot, not even for a minute, think that we are not capable of such things. We have to stand firm and confident that we can be a revolution. Be the change you wish to see in the world. I don't know about you, but I'd like to see more love, more God. And for that to happen, I can't just sit around waiting and wishing for that to happen, I have to be a part of that change. I will be part of that change. I will change the world. I will be all that God wants me to be.
He put me together the way He did for a reason, He died for me and yet I stand here selfishly claiming my own life. Yeah, right. I'm nothing without Him. All to Him I owe and I'm not ashamed to say it. I have to use all that I am for Him, I cannot let any bit of me go to waste, especially when I feel so unique at times. I can do this and I will.