This morning I woke up exhausted even though I was well rested! I studied 2 Corinthians for a long while before doing anything else. I’ve been doing my study in 2 Corinthians every day for over a week now and don’t know that I’ll ever stop. “We carry His death as we live.” CRAZY. I also read and prayed on Psalms 5 and 6, which I read for the first time today.
For breakfast this morning I made what I can’t stop having, which was a smoothie bowl with 3 bananas this morning, lots of blueberries, and cacao powder, topped with granola and peanut butter. I got about halfway through my Linguistics essay and finished some readings before 1, when I knew I needed lunch before heading out for the whole day! I had a sweet potato with peanut butter on top. I got all ready for the day and loved my beautiful walk to the bus stop. The weather is absolutely GORGEOUS here today, and I couldn’t stop breathing in the smell of summer. Only two more days of class before exam week! I also had an incredible catch up over the phone with a beautiful girl I haven’t spoken to in a while who has grown in the Lord recently. So great.
I was meeting some friends at Starbucks and had gotten an early bus so arrived quite early, at the same time as my pastor, who I mentioned Monday. We ended up chatting for a long while about what God is doing in our lives. He was incredible. He gave so much insight on my schooling right now and is honestly just an incredible man of God that I am blessed to know and walk in the Lord alongside! When my friends came, I introduced them all to him and we had a great catch up after. These are girls I work with who are amazing and I am blessed to work with great people. With them I drank a soy cappuccino for a pick-me-up— what else is new.
After meeting with the girls I went to see Johnny, and had a really, really incredible talk. We went to Waterloo Park and just walked and talked and just communicated spiritually and openly what the Lord has been bringing us both to in prayer. We haven’t had many sorts of conversations like this yet where we talked things out and made ourselves vulnerable to what the Lord wants to do in us TOGETHER, and talking about our concerns and such, and so that was really important and good and enlightening. I’ve been spending so much time in prayer and giving us together over to the Lord and ultimately I am so grateful that God has blessed me with this man to walk alongside.
After our time together, I went to Christian Studies, where we had presentations about our volunteer placements. It was really great, but it’s been hard for me to focus on these classes some times just because lately I’ve had such a strong stirring and NEED for more fruit in my education. I’m praying about this continuously but still excited for what a double degree next year, and opportunities with Bible studies and such will bring. I came a little late for soup so I had two protein bars as a “dinner.” It was enough and not restrictive but moreso accepting what was available for me without fretting over it, which was great.
I’m now sitting with Maddie and Bethany watching the Lion King, having great, godly conversation, and eating an apple for a snack. God is so good, He is endlessly good and His saving Grace is never ending; the saving is done and we are SAVED! He has forgiven from age to age and His grace and love never fails, even for such sinners as us. That’s not an excuse for sin but moreso a reason to boast in His greatness in us. Praise the Lord through and through and blessings for the rest of your days.