I love you 3,000

This is a post for me.

 

Well, it’s partially to motivate those of y’all who are still in school, because it’s definitely that time of the year. Finals, deadlines, theses, lots of big big tings to get done. But something I’ve really been learning since posting like nike is that it’s not up to me to do any of the Things I put on my checklist, not by my own strength. I can’t toil and wear myself thin trying to satisfy external pressures if I’m here to fulfill an internal purpose with the help of divine provision and protection. And that’s that on that, for now.

 

If I hear a line I really like in a movie, I usually pull out my phone and text it to myself, but Endgame was Endgame so there was no time for such shenanigans. Still, I know someone said something along the lines of “we all suck at being who we’re supposed to be, but we’re perfect at being who we are”. I remember thinking, “mood”, but also being really thankful that even with who I am, God’s made a way for me to be who I’m supposed to be. I’ve been touching on it a bit in the (com)pati- and what’s in your Samaria? series, and I have more coming! But I know there are a lot of blog posts and YouTube sermons out there on the power of the cross since Resurrection Sunday just passed, so check those out too, because there’s a lot to learn. I have some of my own thoughts to share, but the Holy Spirit really is amazing, and I want y’all to understand how. Have you heard about the difference between knowing and believing? Or knowing and understanding? It’s on my list of Big Concepts to Ponder, so you have any wisdom to share, related to this topic or not, drop it in the comments!

 

Back to my point though. If anybody needs it, go re-read like nike; I just did. Spend some time in the Word, in worship, in prayer. Listen to Prince of Peace (just came on my shuffle). And to myself, I love you 3,000.

That’s a direct Endgame quote, and it’s a great way to summarize a goal I’ve had. I want to love myself with all I have because I love my God with all I have. I want to love myself because I know that I am loved, purely and wholly in the holiest way.

 

like I said, this is a post for me, but be blessed bbys ✨

what’s in your Samaria? pt.1

Ready for a pit stop? Jesus was.

John 4 tells us all about the story of Jesus with the woman at the well, so if you need a refresher, check out my last post!

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4:4

Hey bbys! (Vessels? Readers? Visitors? Y’all? SOS)

Taking a quick detour from the Pati Path to head tooo… Samaria!

The inspiration for this journey came during a prayer meeting. I was sitting on the couch with my favorite fuzzy blanket (gotta love Mott House), waiting for a profound thought to hit me, and the first thing that came to mind was “John… 4… 4”. Excited, I pull up my Bible app just to see, “And He had to pass through Samaria.”. Didn’t sound too ground-shaking, so I started checking other translations. NKJV, “But He needed to go through Samaria.”. NLT,  “He had to go through Samaria on the way.”. AMPC, “‘It was necessary for Him to go through Samaria.”.

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*me trying to figure out what this verse has to do with anything* Continue reading “4:4”