I wonder what it’s like to live a life that brings strangers and acquaintances closer to Jesus.
I reckon that most days, my life doesn’t even inspire me to intentionally know Jesus better. I’m thinking a lot right now about how I’ve been lazy and hypocritical and other times of weakness when I choose my way instead of His way. I’m also not a good small group leader lol.
However, I’ve definitely experienced Him. I’ve experienced Him even when I do things that don’t seem conducive to fostering my spirit. But He’s definitely at work in my life here in Japan. I used to be cynical and proud of it of this realism that I thought cheery happy people always neglected to see. Now, I feel like I have this attitude that would trick anyone into calling me an optimist.
God’s love and power is no trick though.
It’s not that I see the glass half full. I just see the hand, pitcher, and source of water ready to keep me hydrated. How could that not get you to feel calm and secure?
Each night, before I fall asleep, a mix of gratitude and awe fills me up from inside. I don’t think people often say this: but everything in my life is so good AND I LOVE LIVING!
I have friends to talk to from anywhere and at anytime. I have a job that’s a learning experience everyday and always fun. I work alongside people who don’t know my full potential yet but are surprised by my zeal and let me be me. I’m surprised by my zeal too, but it really hasn’t been that difficult going above and beyond expectations here. And on top of it all, I get paid handsomely and have a generous amount remaining after bills and necessary expenses. Please recommend a charity for me!
I’m so blessed to be where I am now! Jesus is so good! All the world should all praise Him! I know it’s totally easy to like something when life goes well, but that doesn’t invalidate my praise.
Also, I’ve had some pretty emotionally rough days. I just get too distraught to blog about them while I’m going through them and too busy celebrating life after I get out of those slumps. But praise Him in every season because it really does get better and He’s a very good hope to have.
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