"spend your time and energy in the exercise of keeping spiritually fit. bodily exercise is all right, but spiritual exercise is much more important and is a tonic for all you do. so exercise yourself spiritually, and practice being a better christian because that will help you not only in this life, but in the next life too." 1 timothy 4:7-8
<333 praise GOD!
1. i get to see my kids again after a week being off of work!!! :DDD
2. xcel group bible study starts back up tonight with the book of romans!
3. GOD IS GOOD! GOD IS GOOD! GOD IS GOOD!
4. i get to share my experiences with the Lord to my staff at work.
5. after praying for relief, last night i slept without nightmares. thank you to all who offered your prayers to me over them. God DOES answers prayers, and He is SO GRACIOUS.
praise God! :)
the feeling is absolutely incredible.
this summer, i dedicated my life to Christ in a new way. i decided to dedicate my time to my church and actually live to glorify God.
since then, i’ve begun working and volunteering at my church.
i’m a full-time teacher for an amazing class of 16 two-year-olds at our state-licensed child care center, and a small group leader for the freshmen girls in our high school youth group, insideout.
today, i got to take my girls out bowling after group with a bunch of the other high school groups, and was approached by one of the head-leaders of insideout. we never really get to talk much, other than stuff concerning iso.
he wanted to talk about the fact that his wife had sat-in on the last 2 meetings. he said that the freshmen girl group is one of the most challenging, and when they needed to find a new leader for them, they wanted one who could truly reach these girls and provide support and true friendship and mentorship.
he said he was skeptical when i “pretty much came out of nowhere” and volunteered, but decided to put me in. he recently wanted to check on how things were going after me being in there a few months, so he sent in his wife.
she reported back nothing but splendid remarks, saying i was “amazing” and “so wonderful with the girls”. he said she was blown away.
i was so happy, and so thankful. being a small group leader has truly been a difficult, difficult task, and i’ve worked so hard. it’s so nice to hear that i’m doing a good job. God has just helped me through this so much, and i can really see Him softening these girls’ hearts, and preparing them for such purpose-filled lives.
it’s so rewarding, and i feel as though i am evolving into what God has planned for me. i’m so beyond blessed <3