I know it has been a while since I've updated. Just been busy with lots of stuff and I barely could think of anything else. I know you all have just been dying to read another blog entry from me, haha! ;)
The past two weeks have been kinda hectic and event-filled (as always seems to be the case). I had a week and a half to do a number of sections in my math course and I'm just finishing it up! In fact, my teacher is giving us an extra day to work on them, which is greatly benefiting me! I'm really hoping to pass this class. As I always say to anyone who asks, I feel like I'm hanging by the skin of my teeth :P The class has gotten a little bit harder, but it is such a relief to know that the final week is only a few days away! Until then, I gotta work hard to finish as much as I can! I thoroughly enjoyed the 4th of July yesterday! I'm so thankful to live in a free country! What a blessing! Not only that, but I have the ultimate freedom ever: freedom in Jesus' blood! I totally thanked God for that yesterday and, of course, the great food! When I see the many blessings we have in this country, I don't see why we complain about anything! Honestly, if we're complaining here, then we're spoiled brats. God has been so good! The least we could do is give Him praise, honor, glory, and our lives in return! And that's what I plan to do! :)
We had lots of rain for the past week and it is such a blessing! I love the rain! Sometimes it can ruin an initial plan for the day, but I see the greatness in it and thank God for the beautiful weather He provides! A few days ago, I got to go on a walk with my sisters in the rain and I couldn't tell you how long it has been since I have done that! Basically, forever ago! haha! Really relaxing though :) One thing I'm gonna try and do everyday, if I can, is go on a walk. Whether it's in the day time or night (I really like both times), I'm gonna get out there. It's basically my time to get out of the house, take my mind off of the craziness of my life and just talk to the Creator of the universe. I love it! Knowing that God really and truly listens to me and cares for me is a real comfort in this hectic and broken world. Knowing that I can cast all of my cares upon Him is an even better comfort! I don't know about you, but I have a knack of taking on too much. I think I put myself through more than I need to. I believe a lot of the things I put myself through are things God will take care of as long as I let Him. And since I do let Him, it takes a lot off me :)
I don't know if you've noticed, but God knows what He's doing. Why is it that I find myself giving Him advice on how to do things when it's clear I have no idea what I'm even talking about? Honestly, looking back in my life, when I look at how God led things in the direction He knows is best, I thank Him for not taking my advice. I can only imagine the outcome of my advice being taken into action...
How peaceful it is to know that God actually knows what is best for me! I merely think I know what's best. In Isaiah 55:8-9, God says, "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways...As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." What a slap to the face of my ego...here I am thinking I can wrap my finite mind around the infinite knowledge and ways of the Creator of everything. What a fool I am for thinking that. God is absolutely amazing and I know (even if I don't fully understand) that He will do what's best and right according to what He knows is best and not just what He thinks He knows!
As always, I'm gonna seek to be more like Christ and live my life here for the sake of the cross and for the life to come! This life is only a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes; why focus on ourselves? Jesus is everything!