All posts tagged: God

Don’t put God in a box

A life with no expectations from God is a life of little faith. Expect Him to show up because the expectations of the righteous will not be cut short. But don’t tell Him how or when or why to show up. You don’t know the full story. Just sit and ask and wait and pray that He shows up.

He will Be your Sun

Have you read the passage in the bible that talks about God being the sun and the light for His children in the new Jerusalem? The new Jerusalem is heaven, but what’s equally exciting is that we don’t even have to wait until that time to experience His touch in our lives. Today is the day, now is the time!

Having Difficult Conversations

Hello friends! I hope you’re all doing great. I missed my usual soundtrack for the week yesterday. I’m so sorry, I missed the post because I had a horrible headache so I went to bed right after church. I had a chorale (my college choir) concert earlier in the afternoon and I was going to write about my love for music and how one of our songs (in our secular choir) was inspired by the prophet Elijah. The song is called Life thine eyes, and it’s inspired by the story in 1 Kings 19, when Jezebel wanted to kill Elijah because He called down fire from heaven and killed hundreds of ball’s prophets. Elijah fled to the wilderness, and asked God to kill him (yeah yeah, he was suicidal, lonely and frustrated so can we stop with the silence over depression especially in the church?) It’s a really interesting story so please check it out in 1 Kings 19. I’ll condense the story by stating that God came through for Elijah, assured Him of His unwavering love, told him …

Another Hidden Gem

Hello friends, God must have heard our prayers for better weather because the past few days have been much warmer. One thing I’ve consciously tried to do is love winter. I remember once, while my friends and I were complaining incessantly about winter, a friend quietly mentioned that she did quite love seasons. She loved how we couldn’t get too comfortable with one season and how another one brought a sense of freshness and adventure. Personally, I love the seasons but I dislike how you need an entirely new wardrobe for every few months of the year. Although it’s expensive for a college student, it’s a fashionistas dream. So pray for me to become a fashionista. Lol.  In other news, I REGISTERED MY DOMAIN NAME! My domain is msalheri.com and it feels like my own personal home on the world wide web! Isn’t this exciting news? Another thing: I opened a Facebook page called Ms. Alheri. I created a twitter account, and an instagram account! Who is this girl, please?!   Here is my twitter, incase you’re …

Peace

I know I have not blogged in a long while, a lot has happened and I’m very grateful for where I presently am- physically, spiritual, emotionally, and mentally. For starters, I’m now in my third year of university! EEEEKKK! In August, I randomly met someone I hadn’t seen in over seven years, and mentioned that meeting me was deja vu because she read my blog so she felt like she knew how I was doing. For a second, I felt like I had lost my anonymity. I’m not a celebrity, but I found it a little weird and I felt uncomfortable, since I hadn’t seen her in seven years! Since then, I haven’t felt the desire to blog. I don’t want people to know how I’m doing or where I am. In fact, I only use Facebook- not twitter, Instagram, snapchat, like a grandma lol Notwithstanding, God has really been good to me. I don’t know why I haven’t been blogging a lot, but it’s probably honestly a reflection of how strong my spiritual life is going right …

Religion. Big bad Religion.

Today’s question asks my views on religion. Sigh. I don’t like having these kinds of conversations because it always gets so complicated so quickly. But I will tell you this- I am a Christian, and my faith (AKA my relationship with God)  is the most important thing in my life. I am also Roman Catholic. Some people have challenged me on being a catholic, the same way non-Christians challenge Christians, and non-religious people challenge religious people. And that’s okay. Because we should question everything and believe nothing blindly. Quite honestly, I’m really tired tonight. I fell asleep really late last night because of the roommate’s endless bedtime stories were just too sweet for me to sleep off. So maybe another time, I shall share my views on religion. However, I do know this one thing to be true: God is real. He loves us. And He literally died to have a relationship with you and I. I was going to leave it at that, but I just realized that saying “God” is very ambiguous. I’m referring specifically …