Ever had a passionate prayer request that’s insane, answered? I have. I have been praying on-and-off, with full faith and utter doubt, diligently and not, for three years for my mom and sisters to move back to Georgia from Minnesota. I have never seen firsthand the Lord guide such small details of a situation to make them work out perfectly for His glory. His glory: to make himself known. He said yes!
It’s cool, because I’m not surprised, but so grateful. I’ve heard it said that gratitude is the shortest-lived human emotion. But is it an emotion? Whatever it is, I’m asking for prayers that it will not be short-lived, but that I will remain in the understanding that it’s all because of Jesus that anything good ever happens.
This weekend I had a birthday party with family and my closest friends, and I was elated with joy the entire time. I am so blessed, and no one can ever tell me otherwise. (Satan!!)
Now, I need desperately to devote my time to Him- to thanking, praising, learning, and asking for how I can further glorify my creative, totally in control, life-breathing God. So sorry tumblr if you’re neglected a little :)
God, there is no where I want to be. I have no desire to be in Loganville or Athens or New York or Minnesota or Africa. I am convinced that I desire heaven, although I know almost nothing about it. I know you are there. I desire nothing in this world. I cannot imagine any sort of life lived here that can satisfy; this world is trying to be what I want but it never can. I tried, and the world satisfied me for seconds. I want you. Until you have accomplished your purposes in me here, I pray that I would remain steadfast in you, with my eyes on the hope set before me. God, I want to live this life with no reserve whatsoever, because I know of the glorious joy that is just around the bend. I get to be with you, Jesus. :)
So my small group co-leader is in Southeast Asia for the summer with cafe1040. She just posted an update on their website of her favorites and I thought I’d share:
“the color blue, playing nertz, all things harry potter, beating people at nertz, athens ga, nap time, united pursuit, traveling, chocolate, modern family, my family and friends, and small group 28.”
-I cried out of joy
-I miss her and cannot wait to see her!
-Pray for her, friend; she’s giving her summer to pursue the Lord and work for His purposes above her own.
I am 20. This year was one of the best birthdays of my life. I have the greatest friends in the world.
AND, my whole family will be here to celebrate with me next weekend. Woah man. Blessings too long to count.
(Been away for a while, tumblr, sorry… I still love you. I’m around… I promise!)