Saturday, July 16, 2011
Jesus is amazing! I love him. I can't live without him. He is my best friend, my rock, my refuge, my everything. EVERYTHING does not leave anything out. I have learned simple truths such as, "failure is not falling down, it is not having the strength to get back up and giving up." Which is amazing because when we are weak, God is strong. He is good when there is nothing good in me. Friday, July 8th, I got baptized. I felt like I needed to recommit my promise to God, to live and serve him faithfully. I made the decision because I am older now and I understand what it means to live a life sold out to Christ's calling. Today my world was completely rocked and transformed. We are at a conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Celebration Church is pulling off an amazing conference called FUSE for their first year. Today was a day of complete surrender. I got what I wanted this summer in one day and wasn't even expecting it. Clayton Baird, Chris Durso, Mercy Lokulutu, Mark Pettus, and Matthew Barnett all spoke today. I have given my heart, my soul, my dreams, my aspirations, my goals, my entire life to God. i am living for something so much bigger than myself now. Today I forgave my dad. I learned a little about the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues and I want it. Today was just stinkin' awesome. I am so excited to see what God has in store for this next season of my life. I am running after his heart with all I am. Living life radically. <3
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
So, 252 is absolutely amazing. I am loving every minute of it. God is already transforming my life. I am not being conformed by the pattern of this world but TRANSFORMED by the renewing of my mind. Christ has complete control and I am so overwhelmed by His power and presence.
I have learned so much and this is only the second week. Yesterday,I decided to pursue purity until God puts the right guy in my life. I will wait however long I have to. I am no longer going to be the pursuer because I have been chosen to be pursued. I am not meant to be alone, no one is. I am not going to look for the perfect guy on my own because God already has him picked out. His timing is perfect. Today, I requested boldness from God. A better, bolder, more confident personality and better, bolder friendships. God will give me whatever I need according to His will.
"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20 <3
Monday, June 13, 2011
Today was my first official day at 2:52. I LOVE IT. I'm expecting big things! I want my life to completely transform. I'm ready to grow like crazy in Jesus Christ and nothing is going to stop me! Romans 8:26 - 28 in the msg says, "Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good." God works things out for good, for those who love Him. He will never fail those who are called according to His purpose. He is for you and no one can be against you, nothing can stop you. I am expecting to dive deeper into God's word daily and become radically changed in Him this summer. I can't wait. For now, I'm resting in His love and ready to move. Because, "My God's not dead. He's surely alive and He's living on the inside roaring like a lion."
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Well, I am almost a Senior of 2012! Tuesday is my last day as a Junior at Hueytown High School. I have learned a lot and matured over this past year. It has been a journey. From losing two class mates, one getting sick with leukemia, to the football team almost winning State Champs, me being the mascot and acting crazy every Friday night, the insane revival that fired the school up, my first football banquet, high school pageant, and prom... there have been so many memories. I have made many new friends this year, visited different churches, experienced the love of God like never before and I can not wait to see what next year has in store! We will be getting a brand new school and hopefully I will be the Corresponding Secretary for my senior class in 2012. We voted Friday and hopefully find out results tomorrow! But for now we have to focus on the summer. I will babysit until June 11th and after that hopefully I will be an intern at Church of the Highlands, but that is a whole other post. My Junior year has flown by fast but I am stoked to see what God has planned in my future!