Best boys in the world.
I have recently gained a new found love for quality time. In the past I have been known for rushing through things, it’s kind of my personality, in a room of 100 people I would be able to meet everyone and not just meet them but thrive off the fact I was meeting them, it energizes me. BUT I have come to the realization that it’s not about the amount of people you talk to but the quality of time. Which is difficult for me, I like being in the huge crowds meeting tons of people, but the things you learn when you are 1 on 1 with someone are incredible. I’m so grateful that God gave us the ability to learn about each other and be able to grow in community, makes life a whole lot better when you can do it with people who truly know you.
LNTB - Late Night Tid Bits…. For you
The past few weeks that I have been back in Canada, God has been continuously reminding me of prayer. I seriously cannot think of another time where it was so evident to where God is taking me. I realize that I have a lot of growing to do, just when I thought I was getting this whole God thing but then he hits me with a whole new side of him that I have not explored. This is one reason why God is so great, he is limitless, he can fill me unlimitedly, I realize it’s time to indulge my relationship with prayer so that I can have a greater knowledge and intimacy with Christ. I am excited to see where God is going to take me.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
The last day has been full of a lot of reconnecting with family and friends. It’s been so hectic that honestly, I haven’t even been able to acknowledge that I’m here. My family is very stressed right now and everyone is on edge because of the wedding. Ive definitely started to see God using me. My family has been budding heads the last 24 hours; I have taken on the title as “The Peace Keeper” Basically any problem that arises is brought to me and I deal with it. I haven’t been able to bring the masses to Christ, or seen insane healing’s spread but I have seen God use the overwhelming peace that he gave me to bring favour with my family which is kind of awesome. A lot of my family is astonished when they hear that I’m only eighteen, they say I speak wisdom as if I was old with grey hair. It’s honestly been a very humbling first day, to have people who don’t know Christ confirm that they see something different about me, that they see Christ, in my eyes is an accomplishment, that I thought should be shared.
PRAY FOR: For the people I come in contact with to ask me where this wisdom/peace comes from.
He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He is never to take wine or other fermented drink and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth. Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous-to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
I’m on the plane trying to read the book of Luke straight through, but am having difficulties. See my plan was to read the entire book before I reached New Delhi, but that doesn’t look like it will happen. I literally got stuck on the verses above. I wasn’t even a quarter of the way through the first chapter and God began to speak to me. In these few short verses, God completely lays out his plan for John. I began to think, does God have my plan in a few short phrases. If I asked God, would he tell me what my life is going to look like. I actually got very frustrated, It didn’t seem fair, why does John get to know everything he is meant to do. I have gotten words from people before, but hearing it from the mouth of God is on a whole other level. While I was thinking about this, I began to see this as not just a word God gave to John’s parents but a word he gave to me. God reminded me of a truth in life, “My will is clear, you know it, now live it, I will provide my Spirit” …….. Seriously God…….. You will do that for me, in the same way John had the Holy Spirit from birth, I to have received the Spirit. His Will is for the broken, the hurting, the lame, the blind. I remember a quote that I saw once it has stuck with me through the years. “We always look to God and ask him, why didn’t you do something when you could and He is looking down and saying the same thing back” There are people on this earth who have not heard, seen, experienced the love of God and Jesus left that to us, he told us he would teach us to be fishers of men, and then he did. Now it’s our job to go into the world and bring the hope of glory to the nations. This hope is the Gospel, this hope is Jesus.
Bottom line: I”m excited, if you want to get excited with me here is a next step:
Pray for people to have eyes to see and ears to hear the truth.