the best people (+ missing christine)
caption & picture pretty much sum it up!
i started this blog about a year ago, as a way to properly detail the ways that God is moving my soul. I’ve kept it secret for the most part but now i’m looking to condense my blogging. you can take a look or not, but for the most part, goodbye, tumblr!
I have been itching to write and to proclaim the works of the Lord. Here goes—scattered and not extremely linear or fluid whatsoever.
This semester, He has reminded me over and over that, “It is done.” There is a reason why the word “done” is the past tense of the verb “do”.
The Lord has been passionately pursuing me, teaching me that the deeply-rooted, Asian-etched, works-based idea of Jesus’ love is complete and utter rubbish. There is nothing that I can do to earn God’s love—there is nothing more that I can do to make Him love me more. It is already done! (Ephesians 2:8-9)
He is the same yesterday, today, & forever (Hebrews 13:8). He has been gently pruning me, showing me that the things of this world are not even close to the sweetness and love of the Lord (Philippians 3:8). He has shown me that my identity and worth is not to be rooted in anything but Him. He has exposed my shortcomings but also shown me His glory in light of it all (Romans 3:23, John 3:30). He has proven His Word to be Truth, to be real (Hebrews 4:12), and to be something I can cling desperately to when I have no idea what is going on (Matthew 24:35). He has healed me in so many ways, physically & emotionally. He has shown me the gravity and incredibleness of prayer. He has expanded my heart for things I didn’t even know I had the capacity or desire to care about. He has sought me in perfection.
His plans and gifts are good and perfect in every way (James 1:17, Jeremiah 29:11). The Love of God completely astounds me! Why would such a perfect being even want to humble Himself to save (Philippians 2:8), for the sake of love? Beautiful, that’s what it is.
Tonight, after a series of pretty random events, I ended up in the ER due to a severe allergic reaction. I don’t think I’ve had that severe of an allergic reaction since…early high school? Long story short, my left eye was swollen to the point I couldn’t open it and, I kid you not, my cornea was puffed up and partially covering my pupil. My right eye experienced a lesser degree of reaction severity. I was, in a sense, half blind. As I sat waiting, praying, and reading the Bible via my phone, Job 36:15 spoke to me. It reads, “ But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.” I found this Word to be so so true. His presence was so tangible tonight. As I sat in the ER, my mind raced with verses of God’s promises and songs declaring the goodness of Him. I felt exuberant, unmatchable, soulful joy in light of my physical, fleshly discomforts.
In the beginning of the semester, I distinctly heard a word from God: “Providence.” He told me that this semester would be marked by His providence and that in that providence, I would recognize that He is Lord. I testify this to so so so true. For the lessons and love of the Father, I can do nothing but turn to Him in adoration. I cannot believe that the Truth of Romans 11:36 is SO REAL!
Goodness gracious, I’m awestruck that my identity is really, truly, unmistakably in being a daughter of the King of the Most High (2 Corinthians 6:18 is a promise!!). Wow.
today, i thought about how it’s the last week of classes. i’m going to be a senior soon?!? what. the. heck.
all of these photos (click on photos for captions) are from freshman-beginning of sophomore year in college. time needs to slow the freak down!
i am writing a paper on the french music industry.
therefore, i am immersing myself in as much french music as i can this weekend. in my research, i stumbled upon this gem of a song!
regarding my brother’s list of lasts in high school
(my dad is sad)
Mom: “it’s like daddy’s graduating, too!”
How SWEET are times of waiting, for it is then you sit at the feet of Jesus, waiting upon His every word and movement!
This hit me today.
How much spaghetti do u think it takes to fill up a bathtub I need to know for a friend
I feel like I’ve played this so many times my roommates are starting to get annoyed…
A Summary of Life, Recently
When I consider the weight of sin,
When I consider the vastness of God,
When I consider God’s love for humanity,
I actually start to believe these things in the deepest depths of my heart, and really recognize the ways that my heart is being moved,
All I can say is: Whoa!
Praise be to Jesus.