I have been doing this new thing lately where I will start the day by assuming the best about God. For example, I say to God, “God, no matter what happens today, I’m going to assume that you are good. No matter what my emotions say.” Or, “God, I’m going to assume that you love me today, no matter what happens.”
It’s amazing how much better life is!
I feel like I am on “the path” right now, which, I guess, basically just means that I am focusing on Jesus and following Him right now, and wanting to do so more. Probably why I feel so good!
I’m living out of boxes until I close on the house June 6th. A small price to pay. Although I finally got my first real good sleep in a month last night (since moving in with Joe). I found a way to put my feet under his armrest of his couch, so I can finally fit my whole body on there. I FINALLY feel rested!!! YAY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Been really researching and praying about community and what it means lately. It is scary, because this really is an experiment in learning how to love like Jesus. I’m not really good at that yet, so I expect a lot of big chunks to be broken off of me as God carves me into an image of Himself. I’m also excited to see the end result. God bless me, and the other members of this community, as we learn how to live together in Your love. Amen.
It has been interesting watching people respond when I tell them of this latest experiment. There is little way of not making it come out seeming cultish or weird. “Yeah, I bought a house with a guy who is a friend of mine and we’re going to fill it with guy friends of ours. We bought the house because a girl in our group of friends bought a house and she’s filling it with girl renters that are our friends. We want to have meals together, and just hang out all the time and ‘be’ the church.” Seriously. You should try it once. It’s fun! 😀 I mean, just telling someone that. I think my first reaction would be “Oh-oh. Sounds like a cult.” But, we all go to different Christian churches, some Baptist, some non-denominational, some pentecostal, some charismatic, and we all know what it’s about, (the value of relationships) so that is all that matters. Hopefully we can be a model on how to do it right in a world that is filled with examples of how to do it wrong.
I’m finding more and more friends who live in that area, though! Yay!!! Phil Francis, Ryan Hawley, and a couple more people.
I think I’ll get outside.