I think the greatest thing I’ve learned this year is how constant God is. I can rest secure knowing this. I doubted countless times, but thankfully God is faithful even when I am not.
So, clinging onto God all the way, looking forward to 2014!
Give Me A Song To Sing - Will Reagan & United Pursuit
"I am a child of the One True King"
Heard this from the SD MYT recap and loved it!
The things that concerned me before no longer have the appeal and zest. And all her advice that I’ve ever gotten has been circulating at each action.
But I am not overwhelmed with sadness… at least not all the time.
Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Roman 8:38-39 And I am sure that neither life nor death, nor angels nor demons, nor angels nor rulers, not things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie does in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Matthew 6:9-13 This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
just in case. just in case she wakes up again and needs me.
it’s surreal to be here. to see suffering, and be painfully aware of my sinfulness. to feel the devil rearing up in this time of weakness. to feel helpless in my own ability.
my uncle suggested prayer- but i don’t know to what deity, since he is not christian. and my brother want a miracle. me too, but what will be done will be done.
God is so much stronger.
sending requests for prayers for confidence in a good, savior God.
Isaiah 43: 1-7
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes and honored and I love you, I give men in return for you, people in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you. I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my songs from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.
I actually am enjoying all my classes- even though they push me physically and mentally, I am glad to have taken all the classes I am this summer.
A post that I would normally scan my eyes over and forget was one I chose to read today- the public shaming tumblr about twitter posts- this one about Marc Anthony singing “God Bless America” at the MLB All-Star game. And it reminded me of the twitter bashing of Sebastian De La Cruz that was brought up by my history of Chicano/Chicana Americans.
Honestly, it’s pretty shocking that the racism and the prejudice that existed a century ago is still so alive today. Behind the screens, handheld or at the workplace or at home, people freely use this medium of the internet to broadcast their racist remarks. Why is there a sense that Mexicans don’t belong here, that they are foreign, when it was Americans who were the foreigners who invaded their lands and uprooted their way of living? Why is there a sense that they are not American, when they fought in our wars for us and built the railroads on which our nation’s industries grew and flourished?
Do the years of protests, demonstrations, and strikes for equality for all citizens mean anything?
Billy Graham’s Defining Moments.
A must watch. Wow.