Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Credit goes to Photographer
The rain falls outside the window, a faint fog holds its breath.
Pointing out the sleepless night, tonight where I struggle with the shrinking pencil lead.
Over the radio, same old song, Do Re Mi Fa Sol Sol -
Yeah, I'm here now alone.
Of all days, of all days, above my head you fly around.
A flowing silence, cold wind blows, and it repeats again, every night, of all days.
And I think about you again, and as the sun turns to a glowing read, I pray again the prayer that you need most.
I'm walking on the top of the world, the top of the world, and and I want to know that you're well - and I'll pray the prayer that you need most.
Because He's faithful, I'll pray, though I miss you, top of the world.
I can't deny, yes, I keep crying, because everything's so beautiful, and you're eyes are closed to His creation.
There's so many of you out there that don't know - that don't understand Him - so that's why I close my eyes, and I pray the prayer that you need most.
I want you to know, that I love you, that I'll always pray, whoever you are, wherever you are. There's not much I can do, because I don't know you, I haven't met you - but I can pray, and I will.
You can't act like nothing's wrong, because in the end, everything will collapse around you, and even now I pray that I can one day hold your hand and show you Him. And I remember, I'm already holding your hand by praying.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, I pray the prayer that you need most.
Something struck me. Something I had to do. I felt God prompting me, and as strange as it was, I obeyed. I closed my eyes, and began to pray for you.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Very much so.
I went on a MEGA fashion bash - Forever21, WetSeal, Plato's Closet - the whole shebang. And get this - all the above said stores had a load of stuff on sale! We got the BEST deals!
My day started at 5:30 when my alarm went off - like I said - to the sound of a digital bounce. I got up, showered, and got myself ready. (As you'll see in the pictures, my attire later changed, due to an adorable top that I couldn't wait to wear!)
Mom and I dropped my little sister off at my grandma's house at around 8:30, and we got there at about 9:30; first stop, StarBucks. I got a Caramel Macchiato and a double chocolate brownie - hadn't had my caffeine shot for the morning. ^.^ Mom and I sat around and chatted, enjoying some light hearted banter. Then we went to Barns and Noble - and spent about two hours without even knowing it! I got an AMAZING leather-bound journal with an awesome looking lock thing on it, and enjoyed browsing the other ceeeeewl stuff they had.
Then it was Mall time. We got there at around 12:00, and just went from one place to another. We ended up eating lunch at 4:30! (I'm not quite sure you can call that lunch...) We went to a Chinese restaurant, where mom commenced in eating disgusting looking crustaceans, and I forced myself to try two new things: squid, and fried banana. Neither of which I liked. :P
To top it off, we went to ColdStone Creamery and Plato's Closet last.
It was a wonderfully enjoyable day, to say the least, and when I got home, I got to gloat about it to my best friend, who found herself - rightfully - very, jealous. ^.^ (I love the girl - I told her that she could do the same to me when she goes on a shopping spree. =D)
Thanks, mom, for the great time!!!
So - a very long day - and a very good one -
And now, I leave you to my loot, and I say goodbye.
Aaaand... my clothes! And yes, I look very tired... there's a good reason for that. ^.^ Sorry I'm not smiling too much - I usually don't when I'm about to collapse!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tomorrow I go on my outing with mom - I'm excited!
Getting up at 5:30 to the sound of a digital bounce, and I'm going to enjoy myself immensely!
YES! This is going to be great - a day at the Mall on a shopping spree!
Today's been pretty chaotic - not quite one of those days where everything you touch (or look at!) is against you. Not quite. But, almost. :)
God is very good to me. I'm having to trust Him a lot lately. With friends, with family, with life. The other night I received a phone call at 1:00 AM from a friend in need. Even though it was so early in the morning, I was happy she called me - God was giving me a chance to talk to her. I prayed with her, and though we couldn't talk long because of the late hour, I called her first thing in the morning to discuss things with her.
God has called me to huge things - well, they're huge to me. Sometimes I don't know if I can live up to them. But it says in the Bible that He won't give us any more than we can handle. What a Lord we serve!
Once, my Best Friend wrote to me about how she felt overwhelmed, and that she saw things as being far to much she could handle, and then she said,
"I'll just have to raise - no - jump the bar that He's set for me."
It's very true. It's never too high to jump.
This is why we should always talk to Him, to know just how high He wants us to jump.
I was talking to a friend once, and I was telling her to "Pray in the morning! Pray in the evening! Pray throughout the day!" Her answer was one that I really never thought people asked: "How do I do that?" It puzzled me for a minute. How do you pray throughout the day? I searched for words, and remembered an example in a book I read - for instance: I pray while I'm washing dishes. What better time! I'm the one scrubbing scum from the plates, and I remember that Christ scrubbed the scum from me. I pray, I thank him! I pray throughout the day - especially when I have a quiet moment to myself. While I'm brushing my teeth in the morning, I'm looking at myself in the mirror, and I see who God created me to be - I pray.
And there's people I pray for. Real people, even if they seem so far away and distant. They're there, and I pray for them. My Best Friend, in a book she was writing, had a scene where the female character was kidnapped by an assassin - he was young, even handsome, but her life was in danger. As the Chevy Avalanche sped down cold roads, taking her farther from everything she knew, hands still tied, she looked over at him from the passenger seat, seeing his set face, deep eyes, all eerily handsome, and this is what happened, in a few simple words, this is what happened:
"Something struck her, something she had to do; she felt God prompting her, and as strange as it was, she obeyed. She closed her eyes, and began to pray for him."
After a very long, complicated plot line, in the end, her prayers were answered.
Somehow, my life seems to go along those lines. No, I haven't been kidnapped by an assassin, ^.^ but the quote is how it goes. This happens to me all of the time; especially with some people I know.
And yes, it's all, in a complicated plot line.
Whatever you do, wherever you are, pray.