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DAD’S SHOP

Since my mom is in Korea I’ve been going to my dad’s shoe repair shop every day to help out. Today’s original plan was to help out for a little and then go to church to do some final preparations for vbs. But things didn’t go as planned and I ended up being at my dad’s til close with my sister. 

I wasn’t there because I had to or needed to but because I wanted to. Especially these past few months I’ve been crazy busy and haven’t really had much time to spend with my dad especially. Sometimes by the time I get home my dad’s in bed so I don’t get to see home for days at times. 

Even though I had things I could have been doing today I wanted to take full advantage and just be with my dad. It’s a great time being with him, helping out and just spending quality time together. Whenever I’m with Him it’s always a time of joy and peace. He is someone I can talk to about everything and someone who always knows how to make me laugh. 

Especially this weekend with vbs right around the corner I’ve been feeling the stress and anxiety slowly kicking in. So it was a much needed time to take my mind off of things and be with the greatest guy in the planet, my dad. I’m blessed and thankful God gave me this opportunity today to take time away from everything else and spend it with my family. 

I saw God today. 

Did you?

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YESTERDAY’S PRAYERS

Last night at Refresh we had a time of sharing prayer requests and praying for one another. That’s when I shared with everyone how recently I have feeling a little burnt out and felt like I wasn’t able to give me %100 to each ministry I was leading and in my studies. That’s something that has been heavy on my heart, feeling like I’m lacking in giving my everything in all that God has placed before me. 

Because of this feel almost every day I find myself beating myself up and stressing myself out. This feeling of not being able to do my best. The truth is, it’s not easy leading 2 ministries, preaching every other Sunday and taking 7 classes. But I still have this desire to do my best in all aspects. 

After sharing this with the members of Refresh they laid hands on me and showered me with prayer. One of my brothers who prayed for me said the exact things I think I really needed to hear and what God wanted me to hear. That everything is okay, that God is still happy and that I can trust God to help me and that I’m not alone. 

Today I was on the verge of letting my stress and anxiety get the best of me when God reminded me of yesterday’s prayers. The moment I remembered those prayers I had peace in my heart and was able to resist the lies trying to overcome me. 

I saw God today. 

Did you?

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SOLID DAY

After only a few hours of sleep I woke up this morning anticipating a groggy and tired day. I had no motivation or energy at all on my way to school and the only thing I could think about was figuring out how I could make time to take a nap. But I couldn’t have been any more wrong on how my day would be. It was one of those days where you look back and absolutely nothing was negative, just a solid good day. 

  • As soon as I sat down to meet with someone on campus my friend pops out of nowhere, puts an iced americano (my go to beverage) on the table, gives me a quick smile and disappears. What more could I ask to begin a day. 
  • Had an amazing thought provoking discussion with a guy I’ve been meeting up with on this book we are reading. 
  • Spent one of my classes outside in the beautiful weather. 
  • Had my guilty pleasure of a 5-way at Skyline Chili. 
  • Met up with one of my professors about a grade I got on my essay that I wasn’t satisfied with. Got it bumped up 10 percent so now I still have my A in the class. 
  • 4 of my friends from school came to Refresh tonight and one of them led worship for us. Refresh itself was amazing with a much needed time of worship, prayer, scripture reading and meditation. 
  • It was especially nice being able to share that moment with friends from school. 
  • Went to our campus chapel service. It was crazy how the message was a continuation of what we focused on at Refresh tonight. Had upbeat worship where I experienced true freedom that I haven’t recently. 
  • Ended the night with a nice drive filled with laughter with my buddy. 

What more could I ask for? Today was a day overflowing with countless blessings. All day I could experience peace and joy given to me by the presence of the Lord. I can sleep happy tonight 🙂

I saw God today. 

Did you?

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WINDING DOWN

It’s been a good day. Nothing out of the ordinary or too exciting, but able to find beauty in that. Enjoying a nice chill day, no stress and quite peaceful which is pretty rare for me lol. But days like these God is teaching me to lay my worries down and embrace every moment with a smile. 

After a long day of classes I was able to come home to an amazing dinner cooked by my mom. Simple things like a delicious dinner is what I’m really trying to be intentionally thankful for and not take for granted. 

After dinner and filling my tummy the food coma hit and I was getting extremely sleepy and was feeling the laziness. I told myself I would shower but ended up laying down for 30+ minutes doing nothing. That’s when I felt the urge to watch some YouTube videos of one of my favorite worship bands; United Pursuit. 

As I was laying there in a state of peace and singing along I couldn’t help but smile. What a nice way to end a day. Singing to the Lord with a warm heart filled with joy. I cherish these simple and needed moments God provides.

I saw God today. 

Did you?

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NO ALARM

Today was the first time in months I didn’t have to set an alarm. I was able to sleep in and wake up when I pleased. After a long couple weeks of minimal sleep this was a huge blessing for me.

With plans being cancelled I was able to have the day for myself to spend time with my family and have quality alone time also. It was much needed. Through this day of rest I was able to take a step back from the busyness and step closer into God’s heart.

I’ve had some things really cluttering my head recently but God gave me the opportunity today to find peace mentally, spiritually and physically. God continues to remind through days like today the importance of rest. The value in calming my mind, heart and body to get realigned with God.

I saw God today.

Did you?

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