Good morning! Its 3:30am on this side of the world and it's officially January 28th, which means it is my sister's birthday!!!
Side note: I called her about 30 minutes ago and said, "Are you sleeping?" *insert evil laugh*
If this specially dedicated post is not clear enough, I love my sister.
I know what you are thinking, and I am not trying to one-up her AT ALL. *insert evil laugh*
But seriously, if you have ever had the pleasure of meeting my sister, you will understand the remaining part of this post.
One lesson the Lord has been teaching me quite recently (and which makes even more sense now) is that everyone in your life - especially in your immediate family - is deliberately placed there by Him, because you need their influence in your life - however great, however small - to fulfill your purpose here on earth.
Thousand kisses for ya.
Now...to the important sisterly duties (video time!)
"You don't have to change the world today; you just have to listen to Me." Those were the words the Lord whispered in my spirit a couple of minutes ago - literally.
It's been a while since I have written a blog. Honestly, it's been a while since I have written more than a full paragraph.
I'm not sure why. I can't tell you why.
I think part of me is terrified of staring at a blank screen, while my fingers hover aimlessly above the keyboard.
I think part of me wants to be the one with the best write-ups and the best quotes, so I relentlessly second-guess everything I do.
I don't know. And honestly, I am starting to realize, it does not matter.
What matters is that I ignore those thoughts, those feelings, those things that do not want me to do what I was made to do. And actually do it.
So, I am here. Doing it.
I read something on social media less than 20 minutes ago, written by someone I'd like to consider my friend, and I was struck. I was (and still am) floored by all she had gone through spiritually, and how mature she is now. And of course, I began to compare her to myself. Her achievements to mine.
I woke up with a start about 40 minutes ago. I had been praying when I fell asleep. Just before I fell asleep, I knew I would because it is so darn cold and I was bundled up under the covers. Yet, when I woke up, I had to consciously remind myself not to feel bad for taking a nap in the middle of the day.
"You don't have to change the world today," the Love of my Life reminds me, "you just have to listen to Me."
Okay, Dad. Okay.