But be sure to fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things He has done for you. (NIV)
Just finished reading Jobs in my reading plan. The ending was so rewarding – knowing how he endured so much suffering and yet Jesus never left him.
I know that everyone has their own talents and trials. We all face things differently but Jesus still remains the same. The only thing I’m so grateful for each day
“I can do things you cannot, you can do the things I cannot, together we can do great things” – Mother Theresa
Here I am after hours of physics. I was so worked up over it I just had to de-stress. And so I watched a movie. And now here I am.
Here is a little update about “life in OU” lol. 3 weeks into the semester and we are going to have our first round of exams. It’s not that bad since the mid semester examinations are looming. So it’s just studying non stop – that is not bad, right?
Well I don’t know. Depending on personal preference I would say.
Anyway, the thing is that sometimes I keep forgetting where I am. Literally, I would finish homework, wake up in the morning, or be walking down the street and realize that hey, where am I? I’m not home, I’m in OU now, studying. This is so weird. Having to constantly remind myself. Oh well.
Life here is starting to settle down. Next week will be my first official month so that’s that for now. Till then!
Here’s a Bible verse I found today, for one to live this out would be amazing:
“So that you may live a life worth of the Lord and please him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”
The past few days have been so hard. I sent my laptop for repair. This was the outcome:
1. My laptop can be fixed in January – its not that expensive, but it will never be done before I leave. Ok. So Option 2?
2. I found out that my laptop USB port cannot be fixed unless I change the motherboard (almost the price of a new laptop)
3. I decided to improvise by using thunderbolt. Hoping & praying it works. (adding another “to buy” onto my list).
And Christmas/ Kor’s homecoming/ going back to my hometown/packing. Been so busy! So many things to do, and it is so last minute. As of today (14/12) I only have 20 days left! At least all my travelling documents and etc. are all settled. Oh the minor things left. I have been so busy, I neglect my devotions (reducing the time I spend meditating & etc). Sighs compromise. But today. I’m reminded that God’s definition of living is to live with grace. To know that no matter how many times we fail (again and again); His grace is always enough to pick us up.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
So what have I been up to lately? I must say having a journal really kills the joy of blogging. Public posts are not suitable for fully expressive thoughts, but still. Btw, I must confess again I don’t re-read my old journals.
Anyhow! A little updates on my application. Earlier, I wrote about how my plans have changed and that I am officially taking the whole year off from educational pursuit. (Lol, I know you’re secretly judging me for wasting my life, so read the post okay, I have my reasons). As of today, I’ve applied to four universities in the States. Two of them are top 75 in the world for general engineering, but all four are top in the States for Petroleum Engineering. So more choices for me! I’ve made up my mind on where I want to go. Just waiting for my offers now.
Oh yes. The wait. Is. So. Torturing. Really, I need my I-20 papers asap to apply for my visa interview. As much as I loathe waiting, time seems to be flying by. How ironic, but let me remind you, there are only 45 days till the brother comes home, 53 days to Christmas, 64 days till I leave!
So much left to do. So much to pack. So many people to meet.
I’ll update once I get my offers 🙂 But before it all that starts, I would like to talk to you about a book. My favourite one.
I admit I’m not the holiest person, however I love reading Psalms. Its a book in the Bible. Sometimes I become too selfish and just read Psalms all the time haha, but really. When I feel down or upset. There are verses to lift my spirits. Often, I stumble upon verses that means so much to me. Undeniably, every Christian loves the Psalms, and I am not excused.
One of the verses on my app is:
The Lord is close to all who call on Him,
yes, to all who call on Him in truth.
He grants the desires of those who fear Him;
he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
Psalms 145:18-19 (NLT)
Over the past few years, I’ve came to know God in a very personal way. Today, I still hold fast to my beliefs because He never fails me. Really. I have no idea how many times I’ve drifted away from God. And yet every single time, He looks out for me and continually shows me how much He loves me. So overwhelming. I can’t deny His love anymore. I’ve decided to believe in Him because He never leaves me through it all. Whenever you call, He’s always there. He’ll bring us out of any sticky situation. This ordinary life we have been given. So dull. Yet He cares. For every single detail.
I am still unsure where I will be next year. Plans are plans. But of this one thing I’m sure: My God never fails.
It is November already! Eleven months have passed, now go ask yourself how did you spend the last 10 months.
Till then! 🙂 #np
But peace that surpasses all understanding.
These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation;
but be of good cheer, I have over come the world.
Jesus knows more. More than we can ever fathom. Reasons why we should call to Him first before anyone else. When facing a challenge, He has the best solution; no doubt.
Question to self: Why am I not seeking His advice? When I know for sure its the best.