From today’s devo in God Calling: “Never falter, go forward so boldly, so unafraid. I am beside you to help and strengthen you. Wonders have unfolded. More still will unfold, beyond your dreams, beyond your hopes. Say “All is well” to everything. All is well.”
These past few months have been crazycakes. CRA-ZY-CAKES.
I feel like 2011 has been one of the hardest/most amazing years of my life so far & it has barely even started. I knowwwww the best is yet to come. I have made some incredible new friends and have deepened relationships with friends I already had, it’s been such a blessing & so much fun. I’ve had my heart punched like a punching bag (again) and I got over it (again) and this time it was actually really cool to see what God will do when you let Him heal your heart. What I love most of all about this year so far though, is the way that God has been working on my heart when it comes to this trip to Africa.
Never have I been so sure of what God wants for me. I have never felt like something has been totally mine, wrapped up & tied with a bow from God. This trip is mine. This is where I am supposed to be in May. I know without a doubt. I have had such a rollercoaster of emotions when it has come to this trip in the last few months, wrestling with doubt and fear. Am I really supposed to be going? What will I tell everyone if I don’t get to go? Where are the funds going to come from? Insignificant worries. God has everything worked out already. He is using the things I am stressing over- the pressing deadlines, the silent turmoil, the empty pockets to show off later, just in time…the 3-pointer as the buzzer sounds.
I love Him so so so much more than I did 4 months ago. 2 weeks ago. Yesterday. His love is overpowering, it’s peaceful, it’s the only thing completely sound in my life. I am so thankful to have been rescued.
I also want to start writing a little something about someone who I am thankful for in every blog post I write. Sometimes it may be short & sometimes it may get a little lengthy- but I love all of these people so freaking much…
Today I want to let everyone know just how thankful I am for Miss Tori Iffergan. A week and a half ago when I was in need of a miracle, she was the messenger. I am still just in awe of her willingness to help me out & her complete stoke and JOY in doing so. I have always had a special place in my heart for the bandmate who shares my name with me, but I feel so incredibly grateful to have her in my life. I also have so much pride in my heart when I think of all the things she has overcome in the past few months. Showing her strength with a smile on her face even if tears were falling from her eyes. She is beautiful, she is strong, she is silly, she is loving, she is intelligent and I am so so so so soooo thankful for Tor.
I am also thankful for Elevation Church for giving me a place to grow so much in my faith over the last 2 years. I love this song from the Kingdom Come album. The whole song is good but my favorite part is the bridge: God, You lifted me out. God, You lifted me out & I’ll tell all the world. Again, I am so thankful to have been rescued.
be full of love,