“O God, you are my God, earnestly I see you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” – Psalm 63:1
This is the scripture verse that reflected on today. I just love it so much because this is where my heart is at right now of longing for more of God. Just like David prayed in the Psalms, it is my prayer too. Oh, how I earnestly desire, hunger and thirst for more of God. Only God can satisfy me and no one else can or nothing else can.
This morning during my quiet time I took some time to quiet myself before God and not say anything for like 10 minutes. This is something I’m learning to do. It is not easy because even if I turn off all of the distractions around me my mind still wanders and is busy with thoughts. I desire to hear God more and more so this is something I believe it is important to do and I know the Lord cannot get a word in if I’m doing all the talking too!
While I waited upon God today I heard a word that I believe the Lord I wanted me to be reminded of which was “consistently”. A bit later on I decided to look up the meaning of what it means to be consistent. Some of the definitions that I got were: marked by harmony, regularity, or steady continuity, showing steady conformity to character, profession, belief or custom.
I believe God wanted me to hear the word consistently to be reminded how important it is to be faithful to do my quiet time with Him. I believe God wants me to start to learn how to have discipline especially in the area of doing my quiet time with Him every day and not whenever I feel like it.
When I took my shower this morning another thought came in my mind that I had made sleep my god. Wow, that really hit me like a rock when I thought of that or maybe God spoke to me about that because I never thought of that before. Before I went to the conference in Timisoara I was so undisciplined, I was quite lazy and I would waste my mornings in bed because I just love to sleep in. However now God is changing me and teaching me that it is not right for me to spend all morning in bed and waste time like that but I should use my time wisely.
Before I went to Sabolciu today Mircea took me to cross the Hungarian border so I can get a new stamp in my passport since my 90 days were almost up. Everything was fine with crossing the border but I don’t feel right about doing this and it is much better if I look into getting another Romanian visa so I’m going to look into this soon.
This afternoon I went to Sabolciu with Norbi and Mircea. We had a great time there with the children and we were there again for two hours! Wow, I can’t believe that two days in a row we spent two hours there. Our program that we did with the children went so well. We sang, we prayed, we did some English and at the end the children coloured. We decided it is much better to leave the colouring to the end because they love to colour and that way if they wait to the end they realize that they need to behave well to colour. This was Norbi’s idea and it worked really well so we’re going to do this for now on.
Oh, a package came in the mail for me or I thought it was for me but it turned out to a package from Debrah who is one of the girls who was here last summer. Debrah sent pictures for some of the orphan kids at the orphanage so I went to the post office to pick it up and then I went to the orphanage this afternoon after Sabolciu for around 30 minutes. The children were very surprised but also very happy to get the pictures from Debrah. I was so happy for my friend Eva who takes care of my cat for me because she got a nice picture of her and Debrah in a frame. It was nice to stop by the orphanage today for a short visit and see some of the kids.
In the evening I stayed home. I watched a bit of TV, worked on my blog, chatted a bit on messenger and just chilled. It was a nice evening and a great day!
I forgot to write about something that gave me a bit of shock today! Karen who’s my director asked me if I’d be interested in hosting a girl at my place for 3 weeks. My first reaction was “well I only have one bed”. She then told me that she’d be sleeping on a mattress and she encouraged me to connect with her. After I got off the phone with her I started to panic about how it would work with my new quiet time with God because I didn’t want to lose that time with Him and besides it’s already difficult enough to get up in the mornings.
I decided to send her an e-mail and share with her the concerns I had. Meg (that’s her name) e-mailed me back and told me that she is a very laid back person and is fine with sleeping on the floor, she’s fine with my cat and with my alarm going off at 6:00am so I then decided it would be fine to host her. She will arrive this Sunday and will stay until January 29th. I’m sure God will help us both with our limited space and I am sure everything will be fine.