WHAT I “ATE” WEDNESDAY: Your Presence, Lord, is Irreplaceable

Today has been beautiful. I am ever-amazed by God's provision and timing over us, and yet isn't it almost prideful that my amazement might exist; for His timing and authority over us is simply an everlasting Truth.
I woke up, breakfasted, spent some time in the Word and enjoyed a slow morning before heading out to meet Johnny's sister-in-law, Amanda. She is a special soul and I have been feeling more and more close with her as I've had the opportunity to know her. Her heart for the Lord and for people is inspiring and infectious!

We caught up over coffee and book shopping before I had a super quick arms and back and stretching time at the gym, so rejuvenating. Tons of food followed, and then a tea date with beautiful Savannah, a girl I have danced with since before I was 10, who radiates Jesus and beauty and selflessness. One of the most beautiful influences in my life, Savannah and I talked about our lives (she is currently preparing for a co-op term in SINGAPORE!), the power of prayer, and Jesus' provision in our lives. I started an evening shift at Starbucks 5:30, and headed to prepare for that next. It was a wonderful shift full of awesome and brightening customers, my amazing co-workers, and such a blessed space. I got to chat and hang out with two of my favourite baristas too as we slow down in the evening, and it was just a great shift.
And coming home to my younger sister's best friend, a wonderful guy who means the world to me, for a catch up was just another special surprise.

Philippians 1:22-25, “If by continuing to live I can do more worthwhile work, then I am not sure which I should choose. I am pulled in two directions. I want very much to leave this life and be with Christ, which is a far better thing; but for your sake it is much more important that I remain alive. I am sure of this, and so I know that I will stay. I will stay on with you all, to add to your progress and your joy in the faith."
LORD, show me how you need to use me. May my eyes and soul be ever on you, and my life reveal nothing but your grace, authority, and love.

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