So, here's an update
I’ve had some great days away from Tumblr. I devoted more time to my Bible plans. Probably not as much time as I should be devoting, but I’m working on increasing my time in the Word.
Most importantly, I have a praise report…..I WILL BE HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL!!! My parents were able to pay off the debt that was keeping me from registering for classes. Of course, I should’ve have contributed to paying it off, however the job hunt didn’t yield any success. Speaking of that, a friend of mine encouraged me to have more of a drive to make money, so I’ve applied to a position on campus and I will be applying to student positions, too. But the main thing is that my 2-year hiatus from school is OVER!! Thank you, Lord ^_^
Also, because I’ve been lacking clothes and shoes for a while now, shawty has been blessed by his parents [and money from a paid performance] with some spending money! So, I bought some stuff from American Eagle, my brother Marcus helped me get some nice shoes at Footlocker, I bought some jeans and other stuff at Walmart (they have some good stuff), and I’m planning on getting a sustain pedal for my keyboard. We’ll see.
But yes, God has blessed me (also my church) tremendously, and I know that the best is yet to come.
Oh, this is important: I’m doing a YouVersion Bible plan on Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God (you can just look up “Crazy Love” in YouVersion and it should bring you to it), and he raises many interesting points for me to consider in my walk with God. He quoted a passage from John Piper’s book God is the Gospel, and it says this:
The critical question for our generation—and for every generation—is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ was not there?
He also raises a good question: do we love God, or just the stuff that comes along with Him? I’ve been meditating on that. And even though I didn’t forget about His goodness, I could have been immersed in His presence a whole lot more. I need His help to love Him for Him, and also to love you all.
So these are some of the things that have been happening in my time of absence from Tumblr. I hope that you all are doing well in everything. I’ll be praying for you all (including you, anon, because I know you’re reading this ;-)). I want you all to take time to enjoy the people around you and the work that you have done. We often get caught up in what we haven’t done or who isn’t there, so just appreciate everything you’ve done and the folks that are with you now. Most of all, worship God in your time of rest because He’s worthy.
Alright, I’m done. Thanks for reading :-)