is it really though
usually middle of the night is like 3 a.m.
weird cuz we sprung all the clocks forward
i like how my electronics will do that for me
and it doesn’t exactly feel like 12
since my body thinks it’s 11
why the time change, oh why
time to switch things up i guess
always a good thing to do
keep everyone on their toes
maybe it’s not such a good thing
guys I’m freakin’ exhausted
I’ve been snacking like a bear before hibernation
why? you ask
same reason i ate half a dozen cookies five years ago right before going to a potluck and when my friend asked me if i was hungry i said “no” because i had eaten six rather large cookies and she said “why” and i said “i dont know, cuz they’re tasty” but really it’s lack of self control
good news is
Jesus rose from the dead
i have a lot more self control now
yo for real though. fo reals
self control, like patience, is something that we grow in as christians.
just like all the other fruits/AKA results of the Holy Spirit indwelling believers.
we grow in love
we grow in peace
we grow in joy
we grow in faithfulness
we grow in gentleness
we grow in kindness
we grow in goodness
we grow in patience
we grow in… self control
praising Him for growing me in all nine of these areas slowly but surely day after day
my boss told me about an old friend that he once had who trained squirrels to eat snacks out of his hand
I just died laughing actually. cuz that sentence is a tad bit funny 😛
anyway, my boss said “i could never be a squirrel trainer cuz I don’t have the patience for that”
and i was like yoooo so many things are jacked up about that sentence
but i responded “patience is something we are hopefully growing in, so i’m sure you could train squirrels eventually if you really wanted to”
he didn’t seem like he had considered that
he was trying to own the persona of “i’m an impatient person”
ladies and gents, let’s not let this be an excuse for acting out or acting up. taking anger out on other people. if you’re a Christian.
and even if you are not a christian, realize that our patience is tested so that we will become more patient. God wants us to grow more like Christ and live the best possible life that He designed for us including loving other people properly by being patient with them!!!! i know it’s not easy sometimes, but it’s always worth it
be patient, be kind, be loving all the time
hard, i know.
easy? to preach. to speak. to advise others.
just remember, never pray for patience. God will answer that prayer 😀 😀 hahaha 😉 ;P 😛
ask for it
it’s a great way to live
I really must go to bed
I got distracted cuz I totes just won a contest on facebook!!! hoorrrrrrrrrrrrayyyyyy I won a free bachata t-shirt and 2 free entries into 2 upcoming dancing events! I am pumped. yusssss
all because I advertised for my frands dance company…. they are the bomb. such good people. and I’m so glad I was motivated to advertise for them and tag a bunch of peoples who have never been dancing! heck yea!
on that note
I was gonna tell another side story but what was it…
it was about an empty cup… and the sound that is made when you drop things into the empty cup. this is a word, so hang tight for a mo
when you drop things that are not of substance into the cup, the cup will never be filled up and the same hollow sound will be made continually as you drop things in the cup. but if you fill the cup up with long-lasting things/ things of substance, the cup will begin to fill up and the sound will be less hollow.
life application: if you are a cup, what are you filling your cup with? things of substance? or things that leave you feeling hollow.
NEWFLASH: fill your life with the Truth of Christ by building a relationship with the God of the bible. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
“Seek first the kingdom, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added”. Matthew 6:33
Seek God, and He will bring substance. He will bring meaning. He will bring satisfaction.
Oh Gosh. 12:42