Hello, hello, hello!! I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend yet. It's holiday season here in the UAE because of an Islamic celebration called Eid Al Adha. Those working in the private sector get to enjoy a 3-4 day break (which is only like 1 or 2 additional days off to their usual 2 days off *smirks*) while those working in the public sector enjoy an amazing 9 day break. Daebak! After going to church yesterday, we'd originally planned to attend a birthday party we were invited to which we did, and visit our relatives once again in the land far away — Al Ruwais. Although that would've been a good idea from the start, we just had to cancel because 1, my mom had to check on her patient at 8:30 next morning (Saturday) which would be impossible knowing that travelling to and from Al Ruwais would take 4 hours in itself. 2, the weather just wasn't so cooperative yesterday. It was so foggy and humid in the city, how much more in the desert? I was kind of frustrated because I wanted my mom to have more time with us, and in all honesty, I only asked for this one Saturday. And it never happened, LOL. So I woke up today, loaded the washing machine and off I go. My Saturday will be filled with house cleaning, ironing, cooking and more house chores. Then I realized that maybe, I could spend some more time with God instead of spending more time for myself, right?
Living intentionally is something I've had to learn these past few days. I've always had to remind myself that if I truly wanted to please God, I should, as often, practice what it meant to fully die to self and live in the all-sustaining power of Christ alone.
As Christians, we often find ourselves wanting more of God. We even go around looking for that excitement we felt when we first came to know Jesus.
I just read a new article on Desiring God's website entitled Before the throne of social likes. It is one of the best write-up I've read so far and has dearly spoken to my heart today. You see, when I was younger, I used to be that school-girl who got so addicted to using social media that I wake up social media, I eat social media, I sleep social media and breathe social media. Although it is absurd to think that way, it's been the truth that I have been living in until my early teenage years.
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. ~ Proverbs 16:3
When life gets too busy, things go uncontrolled, and a bunch of thoughts are running at the back of our minds, I honestly think there's one sure way to find that peace and break that we all yearn for, and that is to listen. Let Him speak. Sometimes we fill our minds with all the to-do-lists and the bucket lists that we don't get to stop for a moment and hear what God has to say.
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