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Some days

I don’t feel like blogging today. I feel sick and I’m very tired. The weather outside is horrible with this indecisive rain. Between noon and 5pm, I’ve felt increasingly weaker and my nose is blocked and I feel like a flu is coming. I’ll go eat oranges at dinner and hopefully get something warm for the flu. I hope I’m not sick. I have a trip in two days and that, too, will be exhausting.

When I feel like this, I try to remind myself of the love of God. My devotional this morning was focused on developing great faith. According to the devotional, there are only two instances in the bible where Jesus explicitly praises people for having great faith in God. The first one was the Centurion, who asked Jesus to speak the word and his servant would be healed. The second one was the Canaanite woman, who asked to eat the figurative crumbs that fell from Jesus’ table.

Both of them were foreigners.

I spent a great deal of time thinking about the passage. It’s incredibly easy to fall into the slippery slope of complacency in Christian life and to be strung along by the lulls of daily life. I certainly have felt that way.

I try to remind myself that God’s love compels. Once I keep my eyes on God and His love, my relationship with Him will be vibrant and exciting. It may not seem that way to anyone else, it may not even be evident to me, but after that season passes and I look over at my life, I’ll see the difference.

Thinking about who I was one year ago, especially in my relationship with God, I can see the growth. I haven’t become a different person, but I have grown into a better person. What does that even mean? Who is a better person? How can you tell when you’ve become a better person?

Whatever the case is, I now work harder, I’m more patient, and I talk less. Those three are good markers for the time being. I didn’t even want to write this blog post but because I post on Tuesdays unless under extraordinary circumstances, I have sat here and produced something that hopefully has made an impact on you.

There’s something going around my school. I’m seated in the library and people are sneezing and coughing all around me. Do I go to my room or do I stay put?

I have work to get done, I have a meeting this afternoon. I don’t know what to do.

Oh well, you can check back tomorrow or some other time later to see if I actually left or stayed.

This blog post has mostly been from my stream of consciousness. I can’t decide if that’s a good or a bad thing. I guess some days are like this.

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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at msalheri@gmail.com

4 Comments

  1. You know, I think it says more about what level of importance Jesus put on faith. He didn’t preach sermons on faith, he didn’t laud people for their great faith even though there were plenty more examples of great faith that he could have. Maybe it was worth noting the faith of the gentile centurion, or the Canaanite woman because they were still on the outer circle yet still believed in the faithfulness of God. I think in the end it was always his faith and faithfulness that it came down to. After all, a mustard-seed faith is easy enough–but to believe in his faithfulness? That takes knowing him, and trusting him. (:

    I love that, the love of God compels. It’s worth knowing, he is as interested (and more) as you are in having a relationship. He wants that vibrant relationship too and you know what? He IS faithful and he DOES know you can’t make that happen. It’s already vibrant if you look through the right lenses – be patient, he’ll finish what he started, and soon we’ll ALL see him face to face and oh what a day that will be!

    I hope you feel better soon my friend, let yourself in on Jesus’ rest for you (:

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  2. I hope you get to feeling better! Don’t worry about the blogging…..just take care of yourself and the blog will be here when you are better. (guess that is mom advice but ….once a mom always a mom.)

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