I simply do not even know where to begin in writing this post. I just know I have to write something!! I have been completely and utterly overwhelmed with my God A LOT lately. I’ve experienced His power, His love, His persistence, and His light. His light that not only hopefully shines through me, but also those around me. His light that is literally pulling people out of the very darkest of places, darkest of circumstances and darkest of lives. I was talking with a nonbeliever the other day, and I asked her, “how would you describe what is happening in your life right now?” and she answered with, “I just feel as if this light is pulling me out of the darkness.” When she responded with this, chills ran up arms and legs and I then responded with, “JESUS!! That’s who He is, that’s what He does.”
I see God at work all around me. I see Him working in the people of my church. I see Him working in the people of my campus ministry. I see Him working in the hearts of my classmates, and I see Him revealing Himself to lost souls that need to be rescued from the dark places they find themselves in day after day.
I see Him working in my life. I see him providing opportunities for me to encourage others, pray for people and witness to those around me. And I can’t get over the fact that He is choosing me (us) to accomplish these things. I’m honored that He would have me to be the one to do it. He WANTS to use us PEOPLE, so lets let Him!! He is also teaching me that every time I hear a word from him (whether that’s reading my Bible, listening to a podcast, turning on my worship songs, or simply listening to a sermon) it’s something I NEED to hear. It ALWAYS applies. For example, lets say you go to church Sunday and as you head out the door after the service, you think, “that message doesn’t really apply to me.” WRONG. And I’m not going to lie, I’ve thought that thought one too many times. But saying that couldn’t be more incorrect. God is consistently equipping us. He may use what we heard in a sermon to be preparing us to talk to a friend that is going to need us to relay to them what we just heard. Or maybe he is preparing us for a trial that is going to happen 5 months down the road. God is ALWAYS teaching us, preparing us, and equipping us. We must be attentive to listen when he speaks.