I have been so busy moving these last few weeks that I have rarely had time (or wifi) to get on and blog and have deeply missed sharing my more elongated thoughts here with you all. I don't really have anything huge on my mind or really planned out so I guess I will just share what I sense the Lord is really showing me right now...
Our third day in Haiti was really one of my most memorable days of the entire week that we were there. We got everything packed up and ready and drove back out to the school in Penier as soon as we could that morning. We took games, crafts, my guitar, bracelets to give out and even a story-board that my mom used to tell the Christmas story to all the kids.
My first night I slept so well. I really could feel the peace of God from the moment we got there and could sense that people were praying for it. Its kinda hard to describe but I really had no worries. When I was on the plane I was dozing off and praying and God showed me this beautiful vision of me sitting on a beach just looking off at the ocean and simply said to me "Just relax, I got this..." I feel like this vision set the pace for the rest of my week in a major way.
I love to Journal. One of the reasons I held out for so long on opening up an online blog was because I thought it may keep me from writing in my journal. I love the hard copy, the mistakes and how I can look back and tell my mood simply by the way my handwriting looks that day. Its one of my favorite ways to express myself.
What does it mean to live or truly experience Life? The dictionary expresses simply, "To be alive; exist". For everyone who has experienced true life in Christ knows that the dictionary doesn't even come close to defining what true life is. True life to me is expressed in a life that is totally abandoned to Christ that is filled with a vibrant energy and desire to spread Gods love.
This whole past week God has really been showing me so much about my personal relationships and how key they are to sharing His love with others. So many of my relationships stay at a really "healthy" distance and I have a large group of people that I barely have any idea who they really are. The truth is that I have walked through much of my life having a lot of friends but never really knowing anyone or allowing anyone to really know me.