Saturday, February 20, 2010

Time for change!

For those of you who know me I have never been a big fan of change. With anything, I like things to stay the way they are. Obviously thats not the way that things always go and for a very long time now that has been something that I have struggled with. Up until now that is. Lately I have been praying alot for direction in my life and what exactly I am suppose to be doing right now.  
That answer has been made very clear to me lately, and for the first time since I can remember I am alright with the change that is going to be happening in my life over the next little while. I know that going to Briecrest obviously is going to be a huge change and something that I definitely need.  I know that there are going to be many other changes to come as well. I am very excited to see where God leads me and I am very ready for change in my life right now. There are so many different things that I want to accomplish in my life and now more than ever I am feeling the need to actually do some of these things. So I am going to! I am ready to leave this comfortable life style that i have enjoyed for so long and to get out there and spread Gods word and to be a light in this dark world. This is what I am called to do as a christian and I am no longer going to make up excuses. I am ready for God to use me wherever he needs me.  People need to here his word and know what he is all about, and they arent going to be hearing about him if im staying at home not getting involved in anything.  So no more excuses I am ready to do this :)
I am very thankful that God has laid this on my heart and it is something that I am very passionate about!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A good Sunday :)

Today was a super great day! First I started off my day with a great church service! I loved everything about it. I thought the worship was awesome and the sermon was excellent. It was exactly what i needed to hear. After church me and Tausha went out for lunch with some friends which was also very nice. Its always good to be with friends and hang out :). I then had some sister bonding time with Taush until my stomach was destroyed so we headed over to James and Dianne's. Where we hung out with more friends and watched football. (I honestly dont understand that sport but did enjoy watching it!). Then me and Tausha picked up my friend Tyler and then headed out to pick up Megan for another church service in Coquitlam. Where once again there was amazing worship and the sermon was again exactly what i needed to hear. The pastor shared his testimony with us and it was crazy. Taught me alot! Just on how we need to give control of our lives over to God and stop trying to be in control. Because it gets very tiring trying to make all of the decisions for ourselves. It was just a super awesome day :)

I was also Reminded today by a friend that God is in control of everything. My friend was sharing with me that as christians alot of the time we think of miracles from the Lord as being uge things. Usually having to do with people and there lives. But we so often forget that its a miracle that God makes the grass grow. Or that he puts the sun in the sky when he does. I dont know I personally never have really looked at it that way. And was very thankful for the reminder that God really does control everything. He didnt come down here make everything and then leave. He is still on control! of everything that he created. Kind of crazy to think about. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Random facts about me!

1) I want to be Dog the bounty hunter 

2) Before I die I want to help at least one homeless person off the streets and come to know the lord!

3) I hate paying for things, the cash registers and the people behind them scare me. For a very long time I would make friends and family pay for things for me. 

4) I love waking up to the sunshine coming through my window. It makes me happy and im not sure how any one could not be happy when the sun is shinning!

5) I love to jump in puddles

6) I love worshiping my God through music and once I start I cant stand still! I think that it is so powerful and I always find a sense of peace in it.

7) I love food very much. I would eat all day every day if I could.

8) I love to laugh 

9) I love life in general and thank God for every day that he gives me :)

10) I love my family so very much and would do anything for them.

11) I love doing missions work and plan on doing much more of it in the future. 

12) I almost never wear the same two socks 

13) I have to check my whole room every night one for spiders two for strange people who might be hiding.  You never know who could be in your window seat.

14) My dad is my hero. He lives with pain every single day and still is one of the strongest people I know. There are many things that I admire about my dad.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Giving control over to God

Lately I have found it very hard to give control of situations and and just my life in general over to God. I know that this is something that everyone struggles with, and it will probably be something that I will have to work on every day. 
I feel like I am never satisfied with anything. For example going to Briercrest, I know that this is where God wants me to be in the fall, and everything has been falling into place for it. Yet I still find ways to second guess my decision. Or I think about everything possible to worry about. Forgetting all of the positive things that are going to come from this decision that I have made. 
So I have decided that I am going to really work hard at this! I am going to work at looking at the positive side to things rather than the negative. 
I know that Jesus has a path chosen for me and he will guide me every step of the way. I know that I am going to trip and stumble along the way and that he is going to be there to pick me right back up. 
I want to start living in the moment and enjoy everything that I have in my life right now, and to stop searching for things that I dont have. Everything happens in Gods perfect timing. I just need to learn to allow it to happen that way. 
Anyways just some random thoughts I have had lately.

Rejoice in the lord always. i will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in christ jesus. 
Philippians 4-7

Saturday, January 30, 2010

A fun weekend!

Since Thursday night I have been staying at Megan's house babysitting her hah. last night we had some people over for a going away party for our friend Phil.  Boy what a party it was! We ended up playing hide and seek in the dark and then later decided to have a dance party with kitchen utensils. It was a very fun night with amazing friends :). A little sad at the same time however not having Phil around all of the time is going to be very weird. 
Its times like last night that I love! Just being with great friends and having fun. Its moments like those that I will remember for ever :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Not a fan of change.

Last night I decided that I will for sure be attending Briercrest in the fall. Making this decision has been a huge leap of faith for me. I am very excited for many things that will happen while I am at Briercrest. i will be making new friends who will have the same morals and passion for the Lord as I do. I will be taking courses on my favorite book, the Bible! and I am sure that the Lord will be working in my life huge while I am there. 
At the same time that all of this excitement is happening I also have alot of other thoughts running through my head. I will be leaving my family who I have never been away from for more than two weeks. I will be leaving many friends behind and I will be leaving my bed behind!! I will also be leaving my job that I have enjoyed doing for the past year and a bit now. 
For the past little while now I have been very restless with what I should be doing with my life and Where I should be going. As much as I prayed about guidance from the Lord I felt like I wasn't getting any.
This is what i thought anyways.. Now looking back on it I think that God has placed many signs in my life leading me to Briercrest. I just chose not to see them or to push them away.  After making my decision last night I have felt a great sense of peace in my life. I am certain that the decision i have made to leave for a year is the right one.  
As scared as I am to be leaving my home and friends and family I know that this is what I am suppose to be doing. God has a great amazing plan for my life and this is just the first step to achieving what I have been looking for I guess.