Tuesday, January 14, 2014

He's Here

God's presence is truly everywhere. 

These past couple weeks have been exhilarating, time-consuming, exhausting, and life-changing. 
God's been stirring in my heart and I have dedicated myself to reading the Word everyday. Even if it is for only 10 minutes!

In addition to that, I have been having devotion with my brothers and sisters, introduced to us as "Date at 8". It's been nonstop over Skype and Oovoo, sharing our lives to one another. 

So far, there has not been one day where I missed one and wow, I can't explain how much it is helping me. He is SO good.

School has started and the homework has just begun! It's very tiring.
But you know what's amazing? It's not a "bad" tired, but a "good" tired. Like I enjoy being in this state, if that makes sense. I believe that now I know how it feels to be a follower of Christ. Exerting energy and putting God first is not easy but worth more than anything in the world. Be with Him because He is the most precious person that has ever walked the Earth :)

Tonight, I asked Him to give me rest because I knew that this exhaustion was good, but I was definitely not used to it. I looked back at verse that a sister shared with me this morning, Matthew 11: 25-30.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

I started to pray and I felt Jesus' hands wrap around me in a hug. I couldn't stop shaking. I realized that the Holy Spirit was here, within me.

Glory to God for helping me see that His presence is not limited to retreats or the next revival. He's here and He's close. We just need to stay and rest. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

No Expectations

Wow, it's been a while huh? Thank you for staying with me everyone :) I know I've been slacking on updates lately but I knew that it actually beneficial for me. 
For the period that I haven't been blogging, I have been doing lots of other things. 

Like eating...

Getting my sweat on...

Filling my heart...

Having fellowship...

(Love you Dahee!) 

And reflecting. 

I know the New Year has come and many of you have resolutions to reach. There is nothing wrong with having goals and I definitely have some in mind. But remember that life is too short to have regret. If you feel like you fail or not measure up, know that there is a Father who loves and wants a relationship with His creation. He desperately wants you to pursue Him, just like He pursues us. So throw away all the expectations you set up for yourself and run towards Love! 

I know I have mentioned my faith in my past posts but I will be sharing more of my Jesus with all of you on this blog. I know I might lose some followers because of this choice but if He could speak to just one of my readers through this healthy living blog, praise God. I pray that we all grow this year, with our body, health and heart in His hands. 
I love you! 
More to come very soon :) 

Bible Verse of the Day

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." - John 15:1-4