Tag Archives: Faith

Day 2476: God, Faith and Desperation

Where there is God desperation is not– that’s what I realized.

 

It’s 11 : 56 AM on day 2476 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 40: 31,go to church, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –  total raised  $1 335 only $11 165 more to raise in 357 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Yesterday I realized that where there is God desperation is not and since I can’t have faith and be desperate at the same time I’m choosing to have a lot of faith.

Day 2448: Before All Else Start With Jesus

We cannot be functional if we don’t first start at the feet of Jesus– that’s what I know.

 

It’s 11 : 39 AM on day 2448 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Proverbs 22: 6, go to church, have breakfast and learn a new word – Extemporaneous adj. 1. Unrehearsed. Done or said without advance preparation or thought; impromptu. 2. Prepared in advance but delivered without notes or text: “An extemporaneous speech.”

 

Today we want to church and listened to a sermon entitled “Only One Thing Is Needed” it was about how in order to make a meaningful contribution to the world we must first start at the feet of Jesus I could relate because every morning before I start my day  I pray and then list out loud all the things I’m grateful for which takes  me about eight minutes to do but it’s totally worth it after that I feel centred and prepared for anything that the day has in store for me.

Day 2406: In God I am Able

In God all things are possible– that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 33  PM on day 2406 of my journey towards independence and I managed to go to church, pray, read Acts 2:32-33, have breakfast,  and learn a new word – Derisive (de·ri·sive) adj. Expressing contempt or ridicule; mocking or scornful. “A derisive laugh.”

 

Today during Easter Sunday service the congregation was singing a song with the words my God is able and in that moment I had a life-changing thought if I am disabled and the God I believe in is able then I guess that cancels out the “dis” 

 

Day 2210: Own Your Faith

It’s okay to own your faith – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 11 : 07  AM on day 2210 of my journey towards independence and I managed to  pray, read 2 John 1:6, have breakfast and work on my  25 Smiles Campaign    –raised $7 675 only  $4 825 more to raise to reach my second goal of raising $12 500 for Smile Train before Jan 10 2017 (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far ).

 

Recently I’ve started posting Bible verses on my social media platforms I never used to do that for fear of imposing my faith on others but now I realize I’m not forcing anything on anyone I’m just doing my duty as a Christian by sharing with the world what Christianity teaches me.

Day 2040: Fear and Faith

Where there’s faith there’s no fear– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12 : 45 PM on day 2040 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Revelation 17, have breakfast, learn one new thing – Most octopuses can eject a thick, blackish ink in a large cloud to aid in escaping from predators. The main coloring agent of the ink is melanin, which is the same chemical that gives humans their hair and skin color.- and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –raised $5 456  only $794  more to raise by 10 Jan 2017  (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far :)  ).

 

This morning I realized people use fear to get us to buy stuff that we most often don’t need fear of ageing sells anti-ageing products, fear of crime sells security systems, fear of being the odd one out makes us buy designer clothes (that we can’t afford)…… the world is trying to use our fears to get us to consume and acquire more but I seldom fall for it because I know that whatever else I don’t have I have God.

Day 1977: Doing Faith

Faith is not just something you have it’s also something you do – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12 : 17 PM on day 1977 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Timothy 2,  learn one new thing –Menthol is an organic compound made synthetically or obtained from cornmint, peppermint or other mint oils. It is a waxy, crystalline substance, clear or white in color, which is solid at room temperature and melts slightly above.–have breakfast and work on my 25 Smiles Campaign –  ‘My Paper Parties’ and ‘Happy Odd Girl’ donated $25 each (thanks SO MUCH guys support means the world to me :)  )  which brings my total raised to $2 132  only $4 118 more to raise by 10 Jan 2017  (SO SO SO GRATEFUL to everyone who has supported this campaign so far :)  ).

 

Today I realized that faith is not just something you have it’s also something you do sometimes we don’t feel like praying, reading the Bible and going to church sometimes we don’t even know where God is but I think it is during those times that we should do our faith the most sorta like behaving your way back into believing.

Day 1732: Praying through the questions

Sometimes you just have to pray through the questions – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 05  PM on day 1732 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Jonah 4, publish my Disability of the Day feature,     learn one new thing –In the 16th and 17th centuries, Europeans believed that somewhere in the New World was a city of gold, waiting to be discovered. Despite several expeditions to South America, including two by Sir Walter Raleigh, the legendary city of El Dorado was never found.–feed myself peanut butter and banana sandwich for breakfast  and promote my Educate Generations campaign– $3 045 raised so far so grateful.

 

Today I was wondering why God would let someone like Jenna Lowe, who was doing so much good in the world, suffer and die while murders and rapists roam the earth free to do evil I guess some questions I’ll never get answers to so I’ll just pray through the questions.

Day 1454: Anger, Faith and The Unfairness of Life

“… FAITH: … Full Assurance In The Heart.” ― Nick Vujicic

 

It’s 1  : 57 PM on day 1454 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth,hang out with my sister,  pray, read Psalm 142,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich  for breakfast and hang out with family.

 
This morning I woke up feeling uncomfortable in my body and angry sometimes I catch myself thinking I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I try to be nice to everybody and I’m the one suffering having Cerebral Palsy sometimes feels like a punishment even though I know deep down that it’s a platform for God to reach more people through me.

 

Day 1293: Praying through the questions

“Why does the Almighty not set times for judgment?
Why must those who know him look in vain for such days?
There are those who move boundary stones;
they pasture flocks they have stolen.
They drive away the orphan’s donkey
and take the widow’s ox in pledge.
They thrust the needy from the path
and force all the poor of the land into hiding.
Like wild donkeys in the desert,
the poor go about their labor of foraging food;
the wasteland provides food for their children.
They gather fodder in the fields
and glean in the vineyards of the wicked.
Lacking clothes, they spend the night naked;
they have nothing to cover themselves in the cold.
They are drenched by mountain rains
and hug the rocks for lack of shelter.
The fatherless child is snatched from the breast;
the infant of the poor is seized for a debt.
10 Lacking clothes, they go about naked;
they carry the sheaves, but still go hungry.
11 They crush olives among the terraces[a];
they tread the winepresses, yet suffer thirst.
12 The groans of the dying rise from the city,
and the souls of the wounded cry out for help.
But God charges no one with wrongdoing.

Job 24: 1 – 12

 

It’s 1  : 37  PM on day 1293 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray,   brush my teeth,  feed myself bran flakes for breakfast read Job 27,  publish my Disability of the Day feature,  promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – no donations so far today  I’ve realized no matter how many times I tell people about Eradicate AIDS those who want to will donate and those who don’t won’t so just for today I’m taking a break I’m only 23 it’s not healthy for me to sit in front of the laptop all day every day trying to convince people to be the change they want to see – and talk to my granny in India via Skype.

 

This morning I woke up believing there was a God but I still couldn’t help wondering where he was good people were suffering while evil people were roaming the earth doing whatever they pleased I think I’m going through what our reverend calls a “period of spiritual dryness” I guess having faith means praying through the questions.

Day 1214: Stop looking every which way and start looking up

When you feel like everything going to hell in a handbasket stop looking every which way and start looking up – that’s what I realized today.

 

It’s  12: 09 PM on day 1214 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,  read 2 Chronicles 17, publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself eggs with bread for breakfast and hang out with my family. 

 

This morning I felt like everything was going wrong in that moment I realized I should stop looking every which way and start looking up.  In times of trouble do you look every which way but up?