Sunday, February 8, 2009

late night run=racing mind

My roommates and I just went on a run and now I'm certain I won't be sleeping anytime soon cause I have so many thoughts in my head that I just need to get out. Running tends to do this to me. :) I love being a runner. First off, Friday afternoon I went for a 5 mile run and it was gorgeous outside. Absolutely beautiful, it was just me and God. I worshiped him every step I took of every mile. Just singing his praises and taking in the beautiful day. Anyways, my weekend was amazing but at the same time really strange. My mom bought me this book The Divine Revelation of Hell and I read the whole thing this weekend. I did not enjoy one page of it, I was literally scared out of my mind as I was reading it. It actually completely ruined my Saturday, all I could think about was the horrors of Hell and how real it is and how important it is to live a faithful life for God while we are here on earth. God takes the author through hell and tells her to write about all the things she sees. It's a book that I think everyone needs to read but it had a really intense effect on me. It was a gorgeous this weekend but I found myself not being able to go outside because I was so consumed by this book. Even when I wasn't reading about it, I was thinking about it. I was just confused. Sunday morning rolled around and I was so excited to get to church, but even at church I couldn't get my head off this book. So, tonight one of my friends from bible study called and asked if I wanted to go to a worship concert. I really didn't want to go at first but I went and It completely opened my eyes. The worship was amazing, it was so personal and powerful. As I was singing I just felt God's love. God gives us chance after chance to commit our lives to him on this earth. We sin, he forgives. Because he loves us that much. He is filled with so much love and I just want to do good for him. I'm giving my entire life to him, allowing him to work through me in every way possible. I want to praise him everyday, dance for him, run for him, spread his word.. I want the Lord to look down on me and smile. :) :) :)

"My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the son of God who loves me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

My mom came to visit me this weekend. I had a blast, It's so nice to feel the comfort of your Mom. We went out to dinner, went to a worship concert, shopped around a bit, and just enjoyed each others company. I love her and I'm so lucky to be blessed with such an amazing Mom. My blessings are endless!
"Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth"

edit//8:30 am- I'm about to start my day and i'm praying I make it through. I have an insane amount of homework for tomorrow (two papers, Spanish readings, and study for a quiz) not to mention I'm behind on my readings for today AND I tutor tonight from 2:15-6:30. There really isn't enough time in the day, I really need to organize my life better. I've got a bad case of procrastination. Some good news though, my roommate asked me if I would read the bible with her at night and the other one wants to start going to church. :) Progress. Ok i'm off.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Alyssa, I had a wonderful time with you last weekend laughing and just being together....I am so proud of you!!!!! Thank you for being an amazing daughter!!!! Love you forever!!!!!! MOM