“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)
The past few weeks have been chaotic and stressful. I found myself praying this week for a moment of simplicity. I wanted to spend time with my sisters talking about life and how school was going for them, I wanted to go spend time at my grandparents’s eating desserts and laughing, and I wanted to sit outside sharing thoughts and dreams with my parents. Today was set aside for studying but instead God answered my prayer and gave me the small moments I needed. I got my little sister, Peytin, from school and celebrated her birthday at the movies, spent the afternoon with my Mawmaw & Pawpaw eating brownies, sat outside talking to my parents about my future, and had tea with my sister, Alexis, writing good qualities we see in each other. Today was so refreshing. I love having a God who takes my stress and turns it into joy. ❤️
Finally back home after an encouraging and refreshing weekend at World Mandate. I’ll probably write a blog post all about it soon so keep an eye out 😊 #wmconf
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
- Psalm 103:1
Today has been one of those Mondays. It’s been filled with notecards, coffee, lots of tears and calls to Mawmaw. I’m thankful though for those talks with my Mawmaw because she always tells me “Darian, you can do it”. She tells me that Jesus put me at Southeastern, at my job, and in my classes for a reason. There’s something in these places that needs to be done that no one else can do. So I can’t give up. I have to keep praying, keep pushing forward and keep smiling. Because someone else out there needs to see that little bit of Jesus shining through me.
NLT Student bible!
A friend and I are taking a road trip from Baton Rouge to Waco next weekend and we were trying to find some cool coffee shops, places to go eat, etc. Let me know! (: