Psst. It’s been a while since I’ve written this part of the blog. So much has happened since then.
I am now on my first semester of graduate school. Yes, I finally applied and am taking my Master’s in Education. I’m excited to work in Educational Research, and a huge bulk of our classes is a lot of reading and a lot of writing. Being somewhat of a bookworm, I was certain it would be somewhat of an easy feat. Then, other things got added to the equation, like 200 pages a day type readings, presentations (eek! I am no public speaker) and group papers. And yes, I admit, I started feeling overwhelmed.
At church, we have been going through the Attributes of God for awhile, and it made me realize that He holds everything in His sovereign hands. Because God is ever present, He is forever by my side.
“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalms 139: 7-10
It is such a great picture of the godhead: He sees everything, holds everything and guide us because He loves us. Because He knows everything, I can go to Him for all my concerns and questions. I can trust completely in His understanding and let Him direct my path (Proverbs 3:5).
Like my fellow Bloom!ers, the challenge is to choose joy in all things. Because we have our Hope in Him and it is secure (Hebrews 6:19).
In addition to school, I am going through a Philippians Bible study with some women in our church, and while this is my second time going through the book, it is still very rich and profitable for daily life. I am still quilting and doing some crafts on the side. I have recently found a love for creative snail mail that I can send to friends for Biblical encouragement. Also, I am currently mentoring a sister in Christ as we go through the discipline of a Christ-centered devotional life. It is amazing and we are learning so much about Christ and His work in each of us. Lastly, God has opened a door towards something I have been praying for quite a while. I am still pretty mum about it, but excited to see what God has in store and the many humbling lessons that come with this new step and season.