God has a P.L.A.N. for you!

Do you ever feel like God doesn't have a plan for you?
I'm sure we all feel like this from time to time.

But guess what?
He does!!

Before you were born, God set your plan for your life. It is sometimes hard to fully trust that God has a full thought-out plan for your life, but He surely does. Isn't that funny? Everything I have ever mentioned in this blog relates back to trusting God!? This is because trust in probably one of the most important things you can do.

Trust. A 5 letter word, but so hard to do most of the time.

I was talking with a friend tonight and this friend said that sometimes she finds it hard to realize God's plan for her. I think this happens for everyone; I know it does for me. So dear friend, do not worry. God already has everything worked out for you. :)

Secondly, I am a firm believer in this one saying. EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON. Because, well,..it's true. Everything does happen for a reason; God's reason. Don't believe me?! Check out Romans 8:28.

Thirdly, we all can try to attest to everything happening for a reason. As for me, mine is: Why did my grandma have to die?
My Nanny passed from this life 2 years ago today. She was a righteous woman who served God with purpose and put others before herself. I still to this day do not understand why God had to cut her life short when she was living for Him and doing His will. Even if I don't understand His reason; I know He has a good one because He is God and everything comes in due time.

So: This blog is dedicated to my wonderful and loving Nanny. You will always be remembered and not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I cannot wait to see you in Heaven again one day. Love, your little ladybug.

In Him,

Listen to>> When I Get Where I'm Going by Brad Paisley


Practicing Patience

As I was reading in my Bible tonight, I came across a little excerpt that kinda encouraged me with what I have been struggling with lately, patience.

It said the following: (with a little tweaking, because it is my Bible from high school.)

-Patience- Psalm 40:1-3
"It's difficult to wait. You might even feel like you're becoming an expert at it - waiting to get that certain job, waiting to hear results from a medical test you just had, waiting to get married, or waiting for that certain someone to come along. Waiting is even worse when you're stuck in a difficult situation - a slimy pit that you need help escaping. So what's the quick fix? Sorry, Charlie, you've gotta wait it out. God knows your situation, but he has something for you to learn in the process. So keep waiting and start learning. Your patience will be rewarded. Guaranteed."

Does that not make you feel better? It does me.

God already knows what we are stuggling with and waiting for. He has our whole life panned out, we just have to trust that He will come through for us and our patience will be rewarded.

What I'm looking forward to: Starting my Sophomore year of college. Actually, I'm ready to start my Junior year, because I will most likely be at OC! (God does reward patience, I'm living proof!)

Scripture to read: Psalms 40: 1-3 (You look it up this time, I already know what it says.)

In Him,

Listen to>> Who I Am Hates Who I've Been by Relient K



Struggles. We all have them in some shape or form.

I believe a wise man out at Lu-Jo once said: "Where there is stuggle, there is life". This could not be more right. Think about it. You're going to struggle from time to time, but it is what makes life, well, life. If life were easy and being a "good Christian" was easy, there would have been no point for God to put us on the Earth.

The whole point of life is to serve God and live for Him so we can be in Heaven with Him one day and live there ETERNALLY. So yeah, struggles are important. I guess you could say: "Struggles are life". There are only more as you grow older, but with your faith in God, you can overcome them.

What I'm looking forward to: Visiting Lu-Jo tomorrow night.

Scripture to get me through the day: As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.
-Isaiah 66:13a

In Him,
Cherish :)

Listen to>> The Climb by Miley Cyrus (its lame, but encouraging!)



Not much really happened today. It's just been one of those days. I don't really have much to blog about tonight but I still felt like I should blog. So...

-Alicia, one of my best friend's from college, is staying the night with me tonight & it has been really nice to catch up with her! :)

- I took a 1 hour nap today, but I'm paying for it now. :/

Thing I'm looking forward to: Getting closer with God. Trusting in Him.

Verse to get me through the day: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11)

Listen to:>> God Gave Me You by Dave Barnes

Goodnight! :)


Fully Trusting God

Today was a fairly good day! Although, it has thunderstormed all day and Edmond is almost completely flooded, I still stand in awe at the "show" God has put on for us today!

Tonight, I was able to have ice cream with Miss Keisha. I needed to get out of my apartment and who better to call than a good Godly friend. We discussed several things while hanging out.

I think the thing we discussed the most was how we have to wait for God to make His plans for us happen. Usually, waiting for God to make something happen for me would drive me insane and I would give up, but not this time. I have been doing a lot of praying lately which is great. Mainly, I am wanting this one thing that I am not sure will ever happen, but for someone reason I am okay with whatever happens. I think it is because I know that God knows what He is doing and I fully trust Him. It's such a wonderful feeling to fully trust God, just doing so puts me at ease.

What I am looking forward to: I recently ordered a book off of Amazon called "When God Writes Your Love Story". I cannot wait to read it!!

Scripture to get me through the day: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. —Proverbs 3:5-6

How great is our God!

Listen to >> Just Stand Up by New Reign



Ahhh...patience. It's one of the things I have to work so hard just to have a little of.

Right about now I am struggling with something that I think I need, but obviously God doesn't think I need it yet because I still don't have it. Sometimes I find it hard to "Let go, and let God". I feel like there is something I should be doing to make things work out for me, but this week I have learned that isn't necessarily the case. I have to wait on God to make things better and figure things out for me.

So for now, I leave you with this scripture in case you are struggling with patience too:

--I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

In Him,


Spiritual High

I arrived home from Camp Lu-Jo today and as of right now you could say I am on a "spiritual high". I love the feeling of being "high" on Jesus. My goal now is to make sure I keep this "high" up. So far, so good. If you have ever been to Lu-Jo you know how amazing that place it is. I like to call it my "Heaven on Earth", because it is what I somewhat imagine Heaven to be like. I imagine angels to be singing non-stop and to constantly feel a "closeness" to God.

Even though I was on staff this year, I still feel like I learned a lot and I cannot wait to put what I learned to good use.

I think the most important lesson that I learned this week was to fully trust in God. I guess that corny little acronym finally makes sense.

F- Fully
R- Rely
O- On
G- God

I admit my patience with God was tested this week, and I felt awful to even think of being angry at God. I talked to Him, we worked it out!

Well, that is all for now!

In Him,