Tuesday, October 9, 2012
i don't consider myself a people person. well i didn't anyways. but that has all changed recently. rewind 1 year. every day, sitting at home, only seeing myself and my family every day. not involved in church, only going every other sunday. the only people i socialized with was my grandparents and aunt. but recently, God has been working in my life, calling me to be involved. calling me to have a thirst for Him, for His word. calling me to fellowship with others. i found out that our little neighborhood church had a youth group for young kids- young adults, so i went, and i was beyond nervous. my heart was beating out of my chest. it wouldn't be a big deal for most people, but it was for me. i wasn't used to meeting new people, and i would have to meet everyone at once. but i pushed back the fear. i went in. it was the best decision i ever made. i felt God's presence over me, and so many wonderful, generous, loving people were introducing themselves to me. now i call this place is my second home. these people are my close friends. and now i have a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ. Choose joy!
Posted by Zoe at 7:16 AM
Monday, October 8, 2012
sometimes it's hard to be happy. as simple as that. if it's monday, if it's raining, it puts a damper on my day. i struggle with finding good in the bad. i think of myself as an optimistic person, but sometimes it's a struggle. as my youth leader would put it, our hearts are like a sponge. and throughout the week, that sponge gets squeezed, and all of the joy comes out of it. it keeps getting squeezed and squeezed when we face trials, but when we seek God, he pours joy onto our sponge (heart, rather! :)). i try to remind myself of this every day. it's easy to be depressed, unhappy, and mean. but you HAVE to choose to be the light. the hands and feet of Jesus. spreading joy to family, friends, and strangers. so, today, no matter what you face, choose joy.
Posted by Zoe at 9:15 PM