Our God is greater,
HIGHER than any other.
LORD Jesus, I am marvelling at your feet right now. Praise you for being who you are, praise you, Lord, for friends and family that are striving in your goodness and that you work through. I am so in awe and overwhelmed right now Lord.
This morning I woke early to study the Word.
I revive the spirit of the humble and restore the spirit of the contrite ones. ISAIAH 57:15
And I drank a blonde roast (I used to only drink dark coffee and marvel now at how much I prefer blonde, like holy smokes) with a bowl of oatmeal with chopped apple and cacao peanut butter for breakfast.
I did some studying and organizing in the morning and some stretching, too, as I knew I’d be missing dance class tonight (for quite an important reason). I headed to my morning class called The Bible, in which I learned, as usual, so much about the Old Testament. Today we worked through Exodus.
I had to head straight from class to work. Before my shift, I had a pile of carrots with peanut butter and a soy caffe misto for lunch. My five hour shift flew by today, and I got to work with some of my very favourite baristas. So many customers lit me up and reminded me of what is important about my job and what isn’t– and what is important is Christ, and His will for me to serve others in laughter and joy. I am also more and more appreciating my talent for crafting espresso drinks! It is sooo much fun.
Kathryn picked me up from work, as we were heading to her place for dinner. On my way out I grabbed a chai tea in which I put a bit of soymilk!
Kathryn and I have had an INCREDIBLE few weeks that I will be blogging about tomorrow. Already I feel that she is my sister. Her boyfriend Matt I just got to meet today, and he was shocked and in awe of how clearly close we already are.
Kathryn’s family is such a blessing. Her mother was the most genuine, giving light of the Lord, and her father such a humble and loving man. I felt so welcome and wanted immediately in coming into their home. And for dinner, which we shared with Kevin, Kathryn’s brother who I met even before Kathryn’s just once in the back of Starbucks and had such a Kingdom conversation with, and Matt, I ate a seasoned chicken breast, a few beets, half a potato, and some peas. It was delicious and so good to share in laughs the whole while.
After dinner and over tea, Kathryn finally mustered the courage to speak on the thing that the Lord used to bring us together for his glory– her struggle to this point with anorexia. The disorder that almost took my life years ago that the Lord is now so clearly using me for in this beautiful, Jesus-loving girl’s life… and how much the Lord is already teaching and showing me through this beautiful family.
After the meal, the conversation, lots of tears and prayers and glory to Christ and hugs, Kathryn, Kevin, Matt and I piled in the car to head back to Waterloo, where I caught up with Johnny over text while simultaneously writing an English paper. Turns out Johnny already knew Kathryn’s boyfriend… I cannot get over the connections that the Spirit has used to bring us all together in and for his goodness.
I caught up with Maddie quick, who was still awake when I finally came home at 12:30 to eat a quick snack of oatmeal with cinnamon and a few carrots. Praising and thanking the Lord for clarity, health, the fuel of food, and the opportunity He’s given me to know this amazing soul while we both give all honour to Him.