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Are you a Christian who’s a student? Or a student who’s a Christian?
Are you a Christian who’s an athlete? Or an athlete who’s a Christian?
Are you a Christian who’s a musician? Or a musician who’s a Christian?
Remember who your true identity is found in.
This was something God really touched my heart with and reminded me tonight. It’s quite a simple statement, but especially challenging to live by. I’ve been really consumed with the need to succeed, and I’ve allowed it to take over many areas of my life for the past few weeks. God is good and His mercies are new every morning, though. He graciously reminded me of my true identity in Him, an identity that neither grades nor audition results nor achievements nor powers of darkness nor anything in this present age can destroy.
It’s been a couple of days filled with the unexpected. But surprisingly, I’m still smiling. These couple of days have been a testament of how good God is regardless of the chaos happening around me. He remains faithful, and I have assurance that He’ll provide a way to work everything out for my good, and for His glory. :))))
The four sweethearts at the end of that Jimmy Kimmel segment I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy.
Here is the compiled version.
I went and viewed the full videos for these kids and omg, seeing their whole reaction is even better. They love their candy andaresad butstillreact so well.
Ryan, the “feel happy” kid, is just that good-hearted.
Madeline, the third one, is incredibly sweet throughout, impossibly mature.
Ciara (who I misspelled, whoops, sorry) is this big happy ball of energy and quickly calms down but you guys, her brother Carter! He is so upset! BECAUSE HE’S WORRIED ABOUT HIS MOM EATING ALL THAT IN ONE DAY AND GETTING CAVITIES. I can never have children. They couldn’t possibly measure up to Carter.
I was mindlessly scrolling through my fb news feed today, and this really spoke to me:
"Jesus’ words to you today— ‘The one thing you absolutely need is the one thing you can never lose: My Presence with you.’"
This week was pretty rough, but today was a beautiful reminder from God about the things that make an eternal difference and what really matters in this temporary earthly life that He has blessed me with.
Good News Club completely exceeded everything I expected; the work that God has planned and is doing cannot be expressed with words…it’s absolutely indescribable. Some things happened during the club that were unexpected, but they worked together to make an amazing first club!
We prayed for 10 kids, and God sent 20! 21, to be exact! Haha it’s just like Hudson Taylor! I have complete faith that this club will continue to grow, in both kids and volunteers and that God is going to do PHENOMENAL works in this club and those being held in other schools.
Praying for more volunteers and for the gospel and good news of Christ to take root in these childrens’ hearts.
God is so good to meeee! hehehe
We played A Mighty Fortress is Our God for a short, simple warm-up in orch today (although I don’t think people realized the song we were playing haha). And after that, I found out I made it into region orch. Coincidence? I think not :)
I also got a 98 on my math test :)
Today completely exceeded my expectations.
I had region orch auditions yesterday, and was slightly nervous about the results for a good chunk of today. I was going about my day as usual, praying and asking God to steady my heart, and He revealed himself to me in the most unlikely circumstance!
I was in english, reading Macbeth with my class. yada yada…more plot…yada yada…more analysis…and then I read the line where Lady Macduff asks her son how he will live if his father dies, and her son says, “As birds do, mother.”
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26 (ESV)
I had been praying for God to ease my worries about my audition and fill me with his peace, and he answered my prayer in a way that I never expected :) He is so, so good. I’m trusting him completely with my the results of my audition, and I will glorify Him no matter what the circumstance, whether I make it in or not. His name will be glorified.
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